Freezing is also a method of preserving fish for a long period.
In Morocco, freezing fisheries holds an important place among conservation and processing activities in the national fishing industry. It is among the main activities of many production units. An activity centred in the southern area of the country due to the development of cephalopod fishing and pelagic fishing. It provides a large part of the products commercialized.
Morocco is the first octopus exporter in the world.