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Fishing Mauritius
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Fishing

Line fishing is an art primarily practiced by the inhabitants of Mauritius since it's not something that has really been developed as a tourist activity. You'll certainly see them palangrotte fishing off all of the island's coasts. This resource, of course, provides the natives with a source of food and enables tourists to sample some exquisite fish, such as the spearfish, the sea bream and the emperor, but deep-sea fishing has become far more widespread where tourism is concerned. In fact, lots of the hotels, as well as other companies on the island, offer this activity.

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Net fishing, Mauritius

Fishing using a net is usually done at the beginning of March.

© Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
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Fish, Mauritius

In Creole, the local dialect, fish have a range of names that are easy to remember, like the 'Sacré Chien', or 'Sacred Dog' in English.

© Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
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The fishing industry, Mauritius

The fishing industry represents 1% of the Mauritian GDP.

© Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
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Fishing hotspots, Mauritius

There are about 61 fishing hotspots along the Mauritian coast.

© Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
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Canoe fishing, Mauritius

Dug-out canoes are still used for fishing by some fisherman to this day.

© Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
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