Fishing village turns to surf for living

The sea has always provided a living for people on Morocco’s coast, but dwindling catches in their fishing nets have caused many to seek a living in surfing. In the 14 years since a professional Portuguese surfer set up camp in Taghazout, the tiny berber fishing village has become a major international destination. And the vast majority of riders out on the waves are Europeans.

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OUR COMMENT:

This development is largely to blame on industrial fishing trawler from Europe, and in particular those from Northern Europe and Russia.

 

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