The National Fisheries Office (ONP), said that marketed coastal and artisanal fishing products have shown, in terms of value, an increase of 29% to more than 7.41 billion dirhams (MMDH), during the first ten months of this year.
In its recent note relating to statistics on coastal and artisanal fishing in Morocco for the month of October, the ONP specifies that the weight of these landings stood at 1,023,081 tonnes (T), down 1% from report at the end of October 2020.
By species, the values of cephalopods, crustaceans, white fish and pelagics increased by 65%, 55%, 15% and 2% respectively. The value of shellfish and seaweed fell by 6% and 3% respectively.
Per port, a total of 1,006,062 T of coastal and artisanal fishery products were landed in Atlantic port entrances at the end of October 2021, a decrease of 1% compared to the same period of 2020. In terms of value, these ports posted an increase of 29% to more than MAD 6.83 billion.
Concerning the ports located on the Mediterranean, they posted a regression of 4% to 17,019 T, while their value increased by 30% to 582.14 MDH.