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A varied activity

2 MAIN CATEGORIES

Inshore and offshore fishing

2 MAIN CATEGORIES

Inshore and offshore fishing

Inshore FISHING :

With some 60 vessels registered in Saint-Malo (Fisheries Committee 35), inshore fishermen landed mainly scallops, sea spiders, whelks, prawns, lobsters, abalone and fish (sole, skate) on bottom trawls and nets.

In Cancale, the main species landed is the cuttlefish (or “margate”).

More than 1,000 tons/year are landed at the Saint-Malo and Cancale auction.

OFFSHORE fishing:

Heir to a long tradition of offshore cod fishing on the banks of Newfoundland (incorporation of the PLEVEN fishery in 1930), the Compagnie des Pêches de Saint-Malo owns 3 offshore fishing vessels and produces 9,000 tons/year of fish.

FISHING ON FOOT:

Some 30 licensed professional foot fishermen work on the deposits in the Saint-Malo maritime district (scallops, clams, cockles, etc.).

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