The Fishing Industry in Algarve

The fishing industry mainly due to the development of various canneries played an important role in the Algarve economy during the Estado Novo time. However, in recent [when?] Years have seen the closing of these factories, with an increasing focus on exploitation of fish among tourists visiting the region. The cities dedicated to fishing are Olhão, Tavira, Portimão and Vila Real de Santo António, highlighting the fishing of sardines, horse mackerel, tuna, swordfish and the famous cuttlefish that gave rise to the famous recipe: cuttlefish to the Algarve.

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