The Modernization of Morocco's Ancient Fishing Village 1

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Created by Osie Greenway

06 Feb 2014

Abu Hamed is a Metal Worker in the Old Souk in Aghadir,Morocco. He has worked in his shop the size of a small closet for 14 years inside the shanty market. He fixes anything metal and works on small fishing boat engines. Many shops in the ragged and rusted narrow market have been closed or moved to Tourism driven markets where foreigners feel more comfortable going to. Tourism in Morocco is becoming a keystone in the structure of the Moroccan economy. The small fishing town of Thagazout several miles from Aghadir is being transformed by tourist from all over the world and Saudi contractors building resorts up and down the coast. Taghazout so far has accepted the cultural and religious distractions without problem and many look forward to a future in the developing town.