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Port de Peche

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Address: Nouakchott, Mauritania

Fishermen return from the sea each evening and sell their fresh catch at...

Fishermen return from the sea each evening and sell their fresh catch at this portside fish market.

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Boats and Sea food

We saw a lot of fishing boats and the men whom catch all kinds of fishes and sea food, the place is very nice to take photos.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my time here. The buzz of activity, the colours of the sea, sky, boats, clothes mixing together. The high level of organisation and specialisation required to get fish from ocean to boat to shore to market in an as efficient way as possible. Almost as if choreographed for the benefit of casual visitors. Except there are hardly... More 

Thank Cyba
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Fishing the primary occupation of Mauritania. This place offers vide variety of visual fishes to hardwork that people put in to get them from sea. Fishes weighing as heavy as 20kgs to few grams. Wide variety is found. You get to see the supply hain and ergonomics used to maximise the efficacy of unloading process etc

Thank RakeshKoul_traveller
Tempe, Arizona
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143 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This place is quite colorful. It hits all the senses. A little intimidating at first but a few smiles and hellos went a long way. People were very nice, most didn't mind pictures. Variety of fish is amazing, many large seafood company's seem to have some presence, but it's local people for the most part. Watching launch their colorful boats... More 

Thank William S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

best place for seafood lovers. And each place where you stop, its not alowed to move to the next spot unless having the greatest mint tea - the best !

Thank Med C
Cairo, Egypt
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We saw a lot of fishing boats and the men whom catch all kinds of fishes and sea food, the place is very nice to take photos.

Thank YasserZakaria74
San Diego, California
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57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Fascinating to see the designs and colors on the mass of long boats lined up on the beach. If you're lucky you'll witness one being launched or hauled in. The fish market is a beehive of activity and smells.

Thank applegar
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

loved the confusion, the boats the smell the real nice feeling of beeing there is simply great! Just enjoy and take photos ! Pitty no alive lobster for sale

Thank Luis A
Dakar, Senegal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

If you have never had the opportunity to watch local fishermen go out and bring back their catch; If you've never been around these colorful longboats or a real working fish market, you may want to visit. Wear or bring shoes you don't mind stepping in muck as this IS A WORKING fish market, not just a waterfront tourist spot... More 

Thank AlvidaRose
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

My cousin and I went to the fish market thinking it would be like any other fish market: some boats, some people, and lots of fish. What we found was incredible! Hundreds of boats fighting the waves, fishermen bringing the fish and selling it, all in organized chaos under the sunshine! Definitely definitely definitely recommend!!

Thank Raina Z
Tunis, Tunisia
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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I visited shortly this place,it looks chaotic and primitive,lots of donkeys with large loads of bare fish,if you try to buy some fish beware of the prices ,the bargain will go up since you are a foreigner,for me a place to skip from your tour.ONE last word about visiting Mauritania,it begins from the airport; everybody is looking for YOUR money,... More 

Thank Ahmed J

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