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Commercial Fishing Ports
From time immemorial, man has had to seek food. He started catching fish by hand.
Over time, he perfected his approach. He brought together groups of fishermen with boats, based in fishing ports.
Expanded Description:
- A port is a location to accommodate boats and ships.

- A port is usually on the seaboard, on the banks of a lake or along an important river. Fishing ports are the most common ports in the world. Often, fishing ports are small in size.

- For this to be a fishing port, there must be commercial fishing activity, not hobby fishing. Fishing for crustaceans and shellfish can be included.

- The size of boats welcomed at the ports will vary. Deep-sea trawlers leaving to fish for several weeks will require plenty of dock space when they return to unload their cargo. Small fishing boats leaving only for the day can quickly unload their fish for sale.

- The objective of this category is to identify the various fishing ports around the world that they are still active or historical.

- Passenger-ship ports or cargo-only ports do not qualify in this category.
Instructions for Posting a Commercial Fishing Ports Waymark:
We wish to have in your title Waymark the body of water, the town / city, state / province, country

Required: Upload at least one photo showing fishing boats and/or the fishing port taken from an accessible viewpoint.

In this category, we are seeking as much information as possible.
Include some history of the port, any incidents or major disasters that affected the fishing, eg. Tsunamis.
Provide interesting information about the fishing industry at the port, yearly tonnage of fish, approximate number of boats, are they deep-sea trawlers or small shrimp boats, crab boats, etc.

We encourage bilingual and multilingual waymarks, but one of the languages must be English (as lingua franca).

Take your coordinates at an area that is easily accessible to the public or that gives a good view of the fishing activities at the port.

Coordinates must be taken at a publicly-accessible place associated with the fishing port, such as: dockside, at the cannery, at the entrance to the port, or at the nearby public fish market that specializes in fresh fish "right off the boat"
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Proof of your visit is required.
Post TWO photos: One of a sign with the name of the port, and one of the fishing boats/activity.
Describe your visit.
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  • Fishing Types
  • Fishing method
  • fishing season
  • Harbor tour
  • Mémorial
  • Sale of fish
  • Fish market
  • History
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NENE46.7 km

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Commercial Fishing PortsLe Port d'Ouistreham - Normandie, France

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[FR] De par sa situation, Ouistreham eut de tous temps une vocation maritime. [EN] Caen-Ouistreham, is home to smaller scale coastal fishing, with a fleet of small trawlers and launches.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 11/13/2016

last visited: 12/29/2016

Image for Le Port de Cancale - Manche - Bretagne - Franceview gallery

SWSW88 km

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Commercial Fishing PortsLe Port de Cancale - Manche - Bretagne - France

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[EN] The Port of Cancale occupies one end of the bay of the "Mont Saint-Michel" [FR] Le Port de Cancale occupe une extrémité de la baie du "Mont Saint-Michel"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 10/1/2016

last visited: 8/13/2018

Image for Le Port de Saint-Malo - Manche - Bretagne - Franceview gallery

SWSW99.3 km

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Commercial Fishing PortsLe Port de Saint-Malo - Manche - Bretagne - France

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[EN] Saint-Malo was one of the most important ports for Great Fishing. [FR] Saint-Malo était l'un des plus importants ports pour la Grande Pêche.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 11/7/2016

last visited: 6/26/2012

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