Morocco is the world's leading exporter of canned sardines

Published Feb 2, 2023

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Morocco is the world's leading exporter of canned sardines and due to their importance in terms of catch, accounting for 64% of the total, this species has a very important place in the activities of the Moroccan marine fishing sector. According to Foodex, the country is the world's leading exporter of canned sardines, with shipments of 152,137 tons in 2022, valued at over 500 million euros.

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The economic importance of the sardine fishery in Morocco is not limited to catching, but also extends to processing, canning, freezing and selling fresh fish, so it also plays an important role in the growth of Moroccan seafood exports. A sector that creates jobs On a social level, these fishing activities create jobs, especially through the fleet of coastal fishing vessels, which are considered the most important in terms of numbers and jobs created. On land, in canneries and other processing plants, employment is also reaching significant numbers. However, the development of fishing activities of this species is impossible without the conservation of the resource. In this sense, as part of the Halieutis strategy, since 2008 there has been a resource sustainability plan, a management plan for small pelagic species, mainly sardines, with the aim of protecting these resources and thus ensuring sustainable fishing for operators. Climate change and overfishing The fisheries sector ...
Source: Fishretail
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