44% drop in fishing landings at the port of Laâyoune at the end of April

44% drop in fishing landings at the port of Laâyoune at the end of April
44% drop in fishing landings at the port of Laâyoune at the end of April

The National Fisheries Office (ONP) reported a 44% drop in coastal and artisanal fishing landings at the port of Laâyoune, to stand at 44,854 T at the end of April 2024.

In its latest report on statistics on coastal and artisanal fishing in Morocco, the ONP specifies that the market value of these catches also fell by 14% to more than 624.30 million dirhams (MDH), against more than 722 .98 MDH at the end of April 2023.

By species, the quantities of pelagic fish landed in this port fell by 58% during the first four months of 2024 to 28,975 T, for an estimated value of 169.65 MDH (-43%), against more than 298.66 MDH/ 68,539 T at the end of April 2023.

Landings of white fish increased by 61% to 11,117 T, for a value of more than 154.36 MDH (+38%), compared to more than 111.79 MDH/6,911 T year-on-year.

Regarding landings of cephalopods, they increased by 16% to 4,499 T for revenues of more than 292.40 MDH (-5%), while for crustaceans, landings recorded a significant increase of 91% to 263 T, generating revenues of more than 7.88 MDH (+47%).

At the national level, landings of marketed coastal and artisanal fishing products reached 268,668 tonnes at the end of April 2024, down 8% compared to the same period a year earlier. In value terms, these landings are up 1% to around 3.57 billion dirhams.

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