LeadersFisheries Production: Record Turnover of MAD 15 Bln in 2021 (Ministry)


18 Feb

Fisheries Production: Record Turnover of MAD 15 Bln in 2021 (Ministry)

Rabat – The national fisheries production has reached a volume of 1.4 million tons for a record turnover never reached before of 15 billion dirhams in 2021 (+35%), announced, Friday, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests.

This remarkable performance was recorded in the three segments of fishing namely artisanal fishing (+66%), coastal fishing (+22%) and deep-sea fishing (+36%), said the Ministry in a statement.

Artisanal fishing has benefited from the increase in the turnover of octopus 111% (74% of the total) due in particular to the rise in the average price of 53%, explained the same source, adding that the increase of coastal fishing results particularly from the growth in the turnover of cephalopods of 88%.

Regarding the segment of deep-sea fishing, it was carried by the appreciation of the turnover of cephalopods of 38% (82% of the total) due to the rise in average prices of these species, said the Ministry.

Also, the increase in the volume of production is due to the rise in both the coastal segment (+2%) and the artisanal segment (+7%).

In addition, the octopus fishing activity during the year 2021 has posted a remarkable performance with a production volume increase of 22%, benefiting particularly the coastal and artisanal segments (+37%).

This rise is due to the improvement in the state of the stock of this fishery, which has led to an increase in the overall quota of this species for 2021 of 8% and the early start of the octopus campaign (December 20, 2021 for the winter campaign of 2022 against January 1, 2021 concerning the winter campaign of 2021).

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