Nothing says ‘Essaouira’ more than bright blue fishing boats such as these. Their vibrant color reflects the seemingly contradictory spirit of the town: alive, yet tranquil. Boats like these are most usually family owned, and they go out each morning in search of a good day’s catch with about 4 or 5 male family members manning the small craft. It is boats like these, in droves, that supply the fish markets in coastal towns such as Essaouira, Agadir, and El Jadida. All kinds of fish and shellfish are caught off the Atlantic coast, including turbot, sea bream, sole, mackerel, swordfish, tuna, lobster, shrimp, clams, leopard eel, and sardines, Morocco’s most famous fish.
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