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.



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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