the fishing industry in Morocco

The fishery processing and processing industry occupies a privileged place in the Moroccan economy, providing 50% of agri-food exports and 12% of Morocco’s total exports. This industry processes about 70% of the coastal fisheries catch and exports about 85% of its production to about 100 countries in the five continents. In 2012, this industry achieved an export tonnage of 471,249 tonnes for a value of 13.23 billion Dirhams.
Morocco is now an essential regional platform for the valorization and export of
The fishing industries sector includes canned fish, semi-preserved fish, export packaging of fresh seafood, freezing, flour and fish oil manufacturing and seaweed treatment.

Motivated by its vocation as a major fish exporter and listening to market requirements, Morocco has a modern upgrading infrastructure and has implemented a policy of development of the sector whose key word is ‘quality competitiveness’.
The development of environmental awareness among consumers, public authorities and professionals has led to the inclusion in an eco-labeling approach to ensure the maintenance of the fishing potential and ensure the protection of the environment
The Canning Industry
The canning industry in Morocco is the result of a long evolution and accumulation of know-how. It currently includes about thirty active processing units, offering an annual processing capacity of 300,000 tons of raw material and employing 21,000 permanent and seasonal employees.

The Semi-Canning Industry

The semiservice industry focuses on the salting and processing of anchovies and the marinades of fishery products. This industry includes about twenty production units (filleting and packaging) and about ten salting units. It offers 6,000 direct jobs including 1,000 permanent and 5,000 seasonal.

Earth Freezing Industry

The freezing activity of seafood occupies an important place among conservation and processing activities in our industry. Most freezer units are centered in the southern part of the country due to the development of cephalopod fisheries and pelagic fisheries