| poissonnerie & activité de la pêche |
| gastronomie & marchés |
| Services sur le port |
Trouville has had a Fish Market since 1840. The first was a small building in wood. This was replaced in 1880 by a market with a metal frame. Then in 1936 the mayor, Fernand Moureaux, decided to give Trouville a Neo-Norman building. He chose the design of an architect from Trouville, Maurice Vincent,
who was helped by two other local architects, Messieurs Davy and Halley.
In 1991 the Fish Market was listed as a Historic Monument, which means that the area around the market is now a protected site.
Since a fire in 2006, this building has been reconstructed exactly as it was before, and its inauguration will be celebrated in July.
The Fish Market is open all year round. 10 fishmongers rent stalls where they display fresh seafood every day: scallops, mackerel, sole, prawns, and other fish and shellfish…
Trouville-sur-Mer is not only a seaside resort on the Côte Fleurie but also a famous fishing
port with 28 trawlers fishing scallops (from October to May) and many other fish such as sea
bass, sole, plaice and turbot.
Trouville-sur-Mer is also the first port in the Seine Bay for mackerel. About 1300 tons are
caught per year (that is 40% of the seafood brought into port).
Mackerel is a firm fish with an iridescent blue-green back and a silvery-white belly. It is fished
from April to November, by day, along 350 km of coast, 10 to 30 km offshore.
In July 2015 the mackerel caught by Trouville's fishermen obtained the label “Maquereau de
Trouville”. This label distinguishes Trouville's artisan fishing from industrial or semi-industrial
fishing using larger trawlers and much larger ports. Trouville's mackerel are caught in the
traditional way, at low tide, and stored in small 8 to 10kg crates, which are the best way to
preserve this delicate fish. All the work is done by hand, and the fish are iced immediately by
the wholesaler. Finally, the mackerel have to reach retail outlets as fast as possible – at the
most, 24 hours after they are caught.
Trouville's mackerel are already famous as far as the Paris food market, Rungis, for their
quality and freshness. Labelled “Maquereau de Trouville”, they are certain of a fine future.
La pêche à pied :
Trouville-sur-Mer se trouve dans une zone de pêche à pied interdite pour les coquillages. Seule la pêche de crustacés et de poissons (selon espèces) est autorisée.
>> Araignées de mer (12 cm minimun), bouquets (5 cm minimum), crevettes (3 cm minimum), étrilles (6,5 cm minimum), tourteaux (14 cm minimum)
(limité à la consommation personnelle et respect de la taille réglementaire)
Bureau des renseignements sur l'activité de la pêche : Halle aux poissons
Tél. 02 31 98 40 66
Service des gens de mer : Mairie
Tél. 02 31 88 36 21
DDTM : 10 Bd du Général Vanier - 14052 CAEN CEDEX
Tél : 02 31 43 15 56 / 02 31 53 66 51