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Male Fish market

An informative insight into the local fishing community. You can watch the skilled filleting and cleaning of the days catch.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
thomsonclan2015
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An informative insight into the local fishing community. You can watch the skilled filleting and cleaning of the days catch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit when in Male to see the exotic variety of fishes on display. Although a fish market but clean and not very smelly.

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Thank Subha M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite of the obvious and understanable fish stench, the fish market was very clean and filled with locally caught fish. From yellow fin tuna to lobsters, it is quite a sight and opportunity for people who loves to cook. Located next to the harbor where you can see endless rows of fishing boat anchored.

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Thank Lily N
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fish market in male is full of variety of fish. you can either buy whole sale or retail price. if you can stand the smell then go early in the morning to get the fresh produce.

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Thank MeeraMc7
Alamo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've seen many markets, but none as interesting. Fish are brought in from the dock across the street and cleaned and sold here. It's small, but plenty of activity with the buying and selling of the fish.

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Thank seasontotravel
Eagle River, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the local fish market while in Malé. Tons of fish, lots of local people buying and selling the fish. Lots of tourists to observe the goings on. Very close to city harbor. Worth a short visit if in the area.

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Thank Alaska23_Family
South Ari Atoll
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fantastic place to visit. Great tourist station. Tons a fish, great smell :) and unique experience. From the main harbor it is 15 mins walk.

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Thank Levi B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

we saw a lot of big fishes in the market and they are very fresh. local citizens fished every single fish by themselves and sell them to local restarants.

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Thank kun w
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is just a small local fish market. Don't expect to much from it. Nice and friendly People. And alot of fish :-)

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Thank Klaus L
Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Fish market is very Interesting, looking at all the fish coming in and the selling process. Looking at yellow tail Tuna being cleaned and ready for restaurants was great to see. If in Male have a visit

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