Natural resources of Morocco

Phosphates

Phosphate reserves in Morocco are 110 billion t accounting for 75% of the world’s reserves. Morocco is the world’s biggest phosphate producer.

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Fish

Fishing in Morocco is based on nearly 65 species of fish, cephalopods and crustaceans. The most frequently caught fish in the Region are the predominantly pelagic sardinella and horse mackerel (Trachurus) species. Morocco has the most extensive coastline of all coastal countries with a length of 1,750 kilometres and is known for having the richest fish territory in the Atlantic Ocean. Moroccan coasts are fringed in the North by the Mediterranean Sea and the West by the Atlantic Ocean.

Salt

Moroccan Atlantic has raw, coarse, wild salt crystals that come from the traditional salt fields along Morocco’s coastline. They’re inconsistent in size, rubble of micro-fine bits to huge chunks, which sometimes require a mortar and pestle. They make a fine salt for cooking.

Other Mineral resources

  • Iron ore
  • Lead
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Gold
  • Copper
  • Cobalt
  • Nickel
  • Antimony
  • Tungsten
  • Molybdenum
  • Tin
  • Uranium
  • Silver

Wild animals

Morocco’s native mammal species include foxes, jackals, genets, hyenas, leopards, panthers, gazelles and the famous Barbary ape. The country’s national parks are National Park of Ifrane, National Park of Tazekka, National Park of Souss Massa, National Park of Al Hoceima, National Park of Toubkal and National Park of Talassemtane.

 

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