The marketed products of coastal and artisanal fishing recorded, in terms of value, an increase of 11% to nearly 1.19 billion dirhams (MMDH) in January 2022, according to the National Fisheries Office (ONP).
The weight of these landings stood at 47,305 tonnes (T), down 35% compared to January 2021, the ONP said in its recent report on coastal and artisanal fishing statistics in Morocco. By species, landings of cephalopods, crustaceans and whitefish increased, in value, by 23%, 17% and 11%, respectively. On the other hand, the values of algae, pelagic fish and shellfish fell by 89%, 36% and 31% respectively.
Per port, a total of 1,428 T of coastal and artisanal fishing products were landed in Mediterranean port entries at the end of January 2022, down 34%. In terms of value, these ports posted a decline of 33% to 59.04 million dirhams (MDH).
Regarding the ports located on the Atlantic, they posted a drop of 35% to 45,878 T in January 2022, while their value increased by 15% to 1.13 billion dirhams.