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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. Tuneras in Lukovo Otočko were already mentioned at the end of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th century. Lukovo Otočko is located south of Senj in a spacious bay with an average depth of 30 meters in the geographical position φ = 44 ° 51,4' N, λ = 014 ° 53,2'E. Today, the place has 11 inhabitants, but a hundred years ago, it was home to 950 people who lived exclusively from tuna fishing. There are two partially preserved tuneras with fishing huts in the village, which indicate their former importance. It is interesting to mention that in 1930, due to a rift that occurred in the Bakarac fishing cooperative, six fishermen who were excluded from the cooperative went fishing in Lukovo Otočko.