The activity of producing fish oil started in Morocco decades ago. It occupies an important position in the country’s economy. Fish oil is produced mainly from sardines, but also from mackerel, horse mackerel and anchovies.
The production units of fish oil are located mainly in Safi, Essaouira, Agadir, Tan-Tan and Laâyoune, and have a large processing capacity.
This industry has gained international recognition nowadays for its good quality and production levels.
Morocco has a great profusion of fish oil which is the primary factor in the production of omega 3.
The oil is used, in addition to aquaculture, in human food and in the pharmaceutical, dietetic and cosmetic industries. It is extracted from species particularly rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Exported in its raw state, the Moroccan fish oil benefits from a specialised know-how and the use of technological equipment, leading to appropriate finished products catering to the needs of different users.