Joal Fadiouth fish industry, Petite CôteJoal Fadiouth fish industry, Petite Côte

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Towards 5pm, arrival of dozens of pirogues to the port is always an impressive moment!

My experience, Explo description: 

Joal is one of the most important fishing port of Senegal. But here, no trawler, but dozens of pirogues ! Fishes are directly dried in Joal, and then exported in neighbouring countries. The way fishes are dried is a very artisanal industry : fishes lie on hundreds of wooden shelves...

Go to the covered fish market close to the sea : that is incredibly crowded at 5pm, when fishermen get back.

Then drive to the impressive and smelly fish drying zone : hundreds of acres on the east part of the village.

My personal recommendations: 

Get there a bit before 5pm.

How getting there: 

The fish market lies close to the beach, direct on the right side when you enter the village. The drying zone stay 1km from the fish market, on the east part of the city.
Joal-Fadiouth is 25km south from MBour, and 110km (S) from Dakar (3h drive) driving along the coastal road. Taxi and bus station at the entrance of the city from Dakar.

A tip to sleep: 

Many hotels stand at the south of Joal, close to Fadiouth (3km S along the beach from the fish market).

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Visit duration: 

2h