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Fishing Nouadhibou, Mauritania

Leerfish (Italian)

Nouadhibou, Mauritania

Here's another great location to fish if trophy Leerfish are what you're after.

"Mauritanian coast is indeed beautiful. Although garbage can be found everywhere making you feel a bit unconfortable. Much of the garbage come directly from foreign boats that say in the port for a few days.

The unpolluted waters off the coast of Mauritania provide some of the richest fishing grounds in the world, yet it is only in the last 20 years that the country has realized the economic significance of its natural asset. Since the late ?80s, the fisheries sector has been growing steadily, and in 1998, the government defined a development strategy to manage the resources and integrate the sector into the national economy.

Mauritania has some of the richest fishing grounds in the world, making the fishing sector a basic pillar in the country’s economy. Overfishing, inefficiency and mismanagement of the sector have negatively affected both pelagic and higher-value cephalopod fishing inducing the government to privatize 65% of the sector under the Société Mauritanienne de Commercialization du Poisson (SMCP), which was given monopoly over cephalopod and other important resources.

Artisanal fishing is one of the main income sources for Mauritanian households. The government now invests in new centres for this industry in southern Mauritania, to facilitate education, fishing and marketing. Also the environment is to be safeguarded. In June 2002, the construction work of a new artisanal fishing harbour in Nouadhibou - in the far north - was inaugurated. Representatives of the Ministry of Fisheries visited several Imraguen villages in the northern Banc d'Arguin national park.

Senegalese district after ?ville? near the rail tracks. Senegalese are a very important part of Mauritania. Although deeply discriminated by white moors, they are very important economically. All fishermen are Senegalese, either Wolof or Poular. Lots of other commercial goods are sold and brought from Senegal. " Extract in quotes taken from Nouadhibou Travel Guide


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