Port de Peche Noukachott

Nouakchott fish market is the place to head to stimulate the senses – boats return with their catch throughout the day, but late afternoon is the best time to visit. As the sun sets and boats are pulled ashore, trading takes place on the beach as traders negotiate with fishermen for their catch.

A great time for photography, colourfully painted fishing vessels are illuminated in the fading sunlight. A covered marketplace is a hive of activity as fish of all sizes are prepared for sale. Take a walk along the beach – by the end of the day hundreds of boats line the shore.


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