North Réunion Intercommunal Tourist Office

Meeting with fishermen from the port of Sainte-Marie

Sainte-Marie is the only town in the north of the island with a fishing and marina port. The local residents take the opportunity to catch fish according to the seasons. When you come across these fishermen, please respect the calm of the place. To start the conversation, the password couldn't be more colorful :  « Alors, y bek y bek pas ? ». As long as you are really interested in fishing, we promise you moments of joyful exchanges and in Creole!


Your discussions will inevitably turn to the different ways of cooking mullet, bigeye scad and small sardines. Good thing is, fish restaurants have been set up nearby!