The ancient fishing port (they fished cod in the fifteenth century and went whale hunting to Newfoundland) with its newly refurbished private fish market, and its colorful boats, is a big part of the Luzien heritage, and is animated by its boat trips.
We fish for anchovy, for tuna and for hake. A real economy for the Basque Country, with active wholesale fish merchants and regular trawlers on the open sea. The fishing industry assures more than 600 jobs here. A strategic and dynamic point for the city, between history and economic modernity.
About 10 000 tons of fish and a hundred different species are fished and sold at the fish market of Saint-Jean-de-Luz / Ciboure each year which puts this market in 6th place out of 36 in France.
Discover the Hake line fishing of Saint-Jean-de-Luz:
It is a small-scale fishing that is practiced on a small boat with lines and hooks that focuses on qualitative rather than quantitative selection. You can buy hake at the fishmongers under the covered market of Saint-Jean-de-Luz which is open daily.