Fishing sector in Morocco
With more than 3500 km of coastline and a strategic geographical position, which stands as a crossroad of Canary cold currents combined with the Upwelling, Morocco displays an exceptional range of submarine ecosystems hosting a wide variety of fish, mollusks, crustaceans and shellfish.
Ranked among the richest fishing areas in the world, the Moroccan coast, with more than one million square kilometers of exclusive economic zone, ranks the Kingdom among the leading producers of seafood in the world. Morocco is the world’s first exporter of sardines, including the Sardina Pilchardus Walbaum 1792 species, internationally known and recognized.
A Vital Sector
In 2014, the fishing production reached 1,65 million tons valued at more than USD 1 billion, distributed as follows: