Surrounded on three sides by water, Morocco is a nation not of sailors, but of fishermen. The denizens of the country have learned to cull nourishment and trade from the sea, and nowhere else in Morocco is this more evident than along the Atlantic coast. The fishing trawlers shown here are in Essaouira, and bring in carp, perch, black bass, trout, barbell, and even leopard eel. The fish that has truly put the Moroccan fishing trade on the map, however, is the humble sardine. Many of the sardines sold in the U.S. come from Morocco. The next time you’re at the grocery store, take a tin of them off the shelf and take a look at the back of the can. Chances are, you’ll be holding a Moroccan product!
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