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Address: Nouakchott, Mauritania
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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
YasserZakaria74
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Cairo, Egypt
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 !

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Cairo, Egypt
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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.

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San Diego, California
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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.

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Thank applegar
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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

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Dakar, Senegal
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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 

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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!!

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Tunis, Tunisia
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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 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

A place not to miss.......basic, smelly and fish everywhere! As a major export of Mauritania, this is the place where it all happens. The fish are divided up into three quality classes: Quality 1 - For Export, 2 and 3 - for local consumption. The place is busy, buying and selling, boats coming in all the time, very fresh fish!!... More 

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Nouakchott, Mauritania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

this is not an interesting place to go to. just key if one wants to buy fish and it is told smelly. Beware of fishsellers, they can often grunge you .

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Fascinating to visit the traditional pirogue fishermen launching, landing, unloading (and gutting and scaling) all from the beach. The sea and sand are an amazing colour blue and white, but it's the unrelenting smell you will remember most. A guide is strongly recommended as it is quite intimidating (these people are working, not a tourist attraction, and you are in... More 

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