Prud'homie de Pêche

Historic site and monument
  • Prud'homie de pêche
  • Prud'homie de pêche
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The Prud'homie de Pêche was built in 1930 and has since been the seat of the industrial tribunal of the maritime district of Martigues, an institution dating from the 15th century.
It was in the 10th century that the first industrial tribunals appeared in Marseille. That of Martigues, founded in 1791, is one of the oldest.
In 2003, it was also one of the most powerful since it had 600 maritime registrants.

Over the centuries, fishing industrial tribunals have acquired real powers in the Mediterranean: jurisdictional, regulatory and disciplinary. Thus, in 1852, a legislative decree gave them the power to research and report fishing police violations. The Industrial Tribunal also arbitrates conflicts between fishermen.

In addition to this police auxiliary power, the Industrial Tribunals manage on a daily basis, with a long-term vision, the available resources by establishing industrial tribunal regulations, voted by majority and which each fishing boss must respect. In this sense, the industrial tribunal has set up a training school: first aid, IT, accounting.

Each industrial tribunal represents the fishermen in its territorial area to defend their interests with other industrial tribunals and the State. The jurisdiction of the Fishing Prud'homie covers the department of Bouches-du-Rhône (up to the mouth of the Rhône vive). In Martigues, it includes the village of Carro up to the mouth of Grand-Vallat, Boumandariel cove.

Today, 11 industrial tribunals are registered in the industrial tribunal register.

Its building has a beautiful neoclassical facade, decorated with a curious high relief of good quality, treated in the learned taste of 17th century sculpture. Similar to a Versailles trophy, fishing instruments and products would replace warrior equipment.
  • categories :
    • Town of Art & History
General information
  • Parking :
    • Parking nearby
  • Environments :
    • In centre of town
    • Town location
    • In the old centre
  • Price :
    • Free
  • Style :
    • Style
  • Period :
    • 20th C
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Environments :
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Close to pleasure port
    • Lakeside or by stretch of water
    • Pier within 500 m
    • Close to GR footpath
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Sculpture
    • House
  • Accessible to disabled visitors :
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
Prud'homie de Pêche
17 rue Eugène Pelletan
Phone : +33 4 42 42 17 32


Free of charge.
Prud'homie de Pêche
17 rue Eugène Pelletan
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.406105
Longitude : 5.053378
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