Production of Morocco’s Coastal Fisheries Down 7% in 2020
Casablanca – Morocco’s production of coastal and artisanal fisheries amounted to 1,3 tonnes in 2020, worth 6.7 billion dirhams, that is a 7% decrease in volume and 8% in value compared to the previous year, according to statistics of the National Fisheries Office (ONP).
Compared to 2019n shellfish landings decreased by 11% (3,927 tonnes), while production of pelagic fish declined by 9% (1.14 million tonnes), according to the same source.
Production of shellfish, seaweed, cephalopods and white fish increased by 37%, 29%, 11% and 9%, respectively.
In 2020, the ports of the Atlantic received 1.27 million tonnes of coastal and artisanal fishery catches (-7%), while those of the Mediterranean received 19,621 tonnes of fishery products, i.e. a 17% drop compared to 2019.