Commercialized coastal and artisanal fishing products have shown, in terms of value, an increase of 34% to nearly 5.99 billion dirhams (MMDH), during the first eight months of 2021, according to the National Fisheries Office. (WE P).
The weight of these landings stood at 708,384 tonnes (T), down 5% compared to the end of August 2020, said the ONP in its recent note on statistics on coastal and artisanal fishing in Morocco this month. August.
By species, the values of cephalopods, crustaceans, white and pelagic fish and shellfish increased respectively by 72%, 58%, 12%, 3% and 2%, while the value of algae decreased by 25%, specifies the same source.
Per port, a total of 693,862 T of coastal and artisanal fishing products were landed in Atlantic port entrances at the end of August 2021, down 5% compared to the same period in 2020. In terms of value, these ports posted a growth of 34% to more than 5.47 billion dirhams.
Concerning the ports located on the Mediterranean, they posted a regression of 1% to 14,522 T, while their value increased by 35% to 515.3 million dirhams (MDH).