Landings of marketed products from coastal and artisanal fishing reached 210,703 tonnes (T) in the first three months of this year, up 9% compared to the same period of 2022, according to the National Fisheries Office (ONP). ).
The value of these landings amounted to more than 2.918 billion dirhams (MMDH), against 2.905 billion dirhams a year earlier, said the ONP in its recent report on coastal and artisanal fishing statistics in Morocco.
Landings of seaweed, shellfish, crustaceans, white fish and pelagic fish showed respective increases of 51% to 4,091 T, 51% to 46 T, 39% to 2,563 T, 22% to 25,738 T and 13% to 158,722 T. On the other hand, landings of cephalopods fell by 30%.
At the level of Mediterranean ports, a total of 4,974 T of coastal and artisanal fishing products were landed by the end of March 2023, down 13%, but in terms of value, these ports recorded an increase of 9%.
Landings at ports located on the Atlantic increased by 9% to 205,729 T in volume, and in value to more than 2.716 billion dirhams.