Port of fishing

Fisheries are one of the most important resources in the country. The Mauritanian coasts are reputed to be among the most fish-bearing in the world. But here is the kingdom of artisanal fishing. A huge fleet of traditional wooden canoes (several hundred) painted in bright colors, with small engines discharge tons of fish on the beach.

Nouakchott Fishing Port

Hundreds of people, many of them are Senegalese immigrants; work in conditions of another era. The return of fishing is usually between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Time that coincides with the sunset. The canoes are then hoisted on logs or empty gas cylinders, which allows their movement on the beach.


Nouadhibou Fishing Port

Located at 525 km north of Nouakchott, Nouadhibou (95,000 inhabitants), called Port-Étienne, during the colonial era, was originally the first African stopover of the Aéropostiale. This is where part of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's "Terre des hommes" action takes place. The explosion of the fishing industry has transformed the face of the city, with the development of the autonomous port for industrial fishing as well as the artisanal port intended to Mauritanian and Senegalese boatmen. Surprisingly, the bay is a real cemetery of boat wrecks. Nouadhibou is the gateway to Mauritania from Morocco.