The fish caught are principally sardines, bonito, smelts and sprats.
The inhabitants are principally engaged in agriculture and the fisheries, and in the preservation of sardines, anchovies, &c. The breed of draught horses in the island is highly prized.
Sardines and oysters; hemp is woven, and the neighbourhood is famed for its fruit and wine.
The fishermen and fisherwomen form a quite distinct class of the people; both sexes are noted for their bodily strength, and the men for their bold and skilful seamanship. Tunny and sardines are cured and exported in large quantities, oysters are also exported, and many other sea fish, such as hake, sea-bream, whiting, conger and various flat-fish are consumed in the country.
Shipbuilding is carried on, and large quantities of sardines are canned for export.