The port of La Turballe is the number one port in La Loire-Atlantique terms of tonnage caught and annual turnover. It was formerly the leading French port along the Atlantic coast for anchovy fishing but focuses more specifically today on the fishing of other species such as seabass, mackerel or squid.
La Turballe, home to the fishermenFishing is one of the key activities of the Guérande Peninsula…the fishermen of La Turballe and Le Croisic are amongst its best ambassadors.
Today there are some 48 mid-water trawlers which operate out of the Port of La Turballe – it ranks in 11th place in terms of turnover and 8th place in terms of tonnage amongst French fishing ports.
The fishermen of La Turballe specialize in the fishing of anchovy with catches which can reach more than 2 000 tonnes (per season). Other types of fish caught include seabass, tuna and hake. For the ‘early birds’ amongst you the spectacle of the trawlers returning to port at dawn and the sale at the fish auction are something not to be missed!