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The inhabitants of Sveti Jakov, present-day Jadranovo, fished for tuna in the cove of Perčin. It is not known exactly when the tunera started operating. The first information about it only dates back to the 19th century when its owner was the municipality of Drivenik, which included the small coastal town of Sveti Jakov. Tuna routes led from the Tihi Channel to the Vinodol Channel. Passing along the coast, shoals of fish entered Perčin, the entire cove of which was used for tuna fishing. On its southern shore, there was a submerged trawl net. On the shore, there were high ladders called a straža (“lookout”) on which a fisherman observed the movement of the fish and gave the signal to close the net. In the period between the two world wars, there were two trawl nets and three straža in Sveti Jakov. Fishermen stayed in a small house during the tuna fishing season from April to October. Nearby, there was a small boat harbour and two shelters where the tuna was cleaned. Sveti Jakov tunera also had an additional net that closed the entire cove, connecting the opposite shores from the tunera (where you are now standing) to Mulina waterfront, next to which there was a fourth straža. In 1878, Stanko Mažić, who leased the tunera, renovated the local fisherman’s house. Paškval Perhat from Sveti Jakov is mentioned as leasing it in the early 20th century. It is known that in 1906 the tunera had a catch of 30 tons. In 1924, the lease was taken over by a local association, which was in charge of tuna fishing on its own. However, the catch decreased every year, so in 1935 the tunera was leased for ten years to the Kovačić & Partners fishing association of Sušak. In 1955, the tunera was discontinued due to unprofitability.
U uvali Perčin stoljećima su stanovnici Svetog Jakova, današnjeg Jadranova, lovili tune i istezali mreže potegače. Cijela je uvala jedna od četrdesetak povijesnih lokacija jedinstvenog načina tunolova u Hrvatskom primorju i Kvarneru koji je uz ribolov sitne plave ribe obilježio razvoj ribarstva ovog dijela Jadrana. Također jakovari su držali tunere „Kačjak“ i „Pod Bok“ koje su ukinute 1934. zbog neisplativosti.