The Spanish consortium will study the best locations and methodology for sustainable aquaculture in southern Morocco in the Bay of Dakhla, Cintra Bay, and marine region in between.

The Aquaculture Technology Centre (Ctaqua) and the Marine Science Technology Centre (Cetecima) have won a tender from the Moroccan National Agency for Development of Aquaculture (ANDA) to strengthen and develop aquaculture in Morocco.

The consortium will look to locate the best areas for aquaculture in the region of Oued Eddahab Lagouira, in the Bay of Dakhla and Cintra Bay, and the marine band between the two bays.

It will then attempt to develop regulations and help entrepreneurs and groups to begin marine aquaculture production at new sites.


From an administrative point of view the project will take into accoun

The consortium is expected to have the collaboration of the National Research Institute of Fisheries of Morocco (INRH).

INRH participation will be critical, for its expertise not only in the knowledge of the seabed and its biodiversity, but also on the quality of the marine environment off the coast of Morocco, said Ctaqua on its website.


It is expected that the project, which will last about 11 months, will be important in establishing the future of sustainable aquaculture in Morocco.