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The so-called “tuneras” are shore-based tuna lookouts with ladders erected in the past to assist one of the main activities of Kvarner’s fishermen – tuna fishing. These are sloping ladders overhanging the sea from the top of which the lookout warned the fishermen of the arrival of the tuna in the tuna net below them, which resulted in a swift action of closing and pulling the net. The area of the town of Kraljevica was known as the tuna habitat and so a tuna fishing post. There have been three tuneras in Carovo Cove since the Middle Ages, but they were first mentioned in 1639 when they were leased to the Hreljin priest Gašpar Plešić. He had to give a tenth of the catch to the then masters of Kraljevica – Zrinski. One of the tuneras is the one near Fortica in the Carovo Cove, located at the geographical position φ = 45 ° 16.6'N, λ = 014 ° 33.8'E, at the foot of the Frankopan castle. The tunera has been destroyed so today it is not present at the mentioned locality. This tunera may have been older than the Bakarac tuneras, but was never as successful in fishing as the surrounding tuneras. One of the three tuneras is the tunera "Zad Kraljevice", originally 24 m high, which has been restored and preserved to this day. Due to the construction of a new workers' settlement after World War II, the peace needed for tuna fishing was disrupted, so in 1953 the tunera stopped working due to poor fishing.
Tune u luci Kraljevice lovile su se do polovine prošlog stoljeća stajaćim tunolovkama s ljestvama promatračnicama u Kraljevici kraj Fortice te Grabrovi u uvali Dubnu na jugu.