Fishing has always been one of the main activities in Roses, as a product for survival but, above all, as an important trading product. It is a highly specialised industry and the fishing boats are equipped with different fishing gear depending on the type of fishing style. The port of Roses is number one in the number of captures in the Girona area and second for Catalonia as a whole. The ecological richness of this area of the Mediterranean results in a great variety of fish and seafood species. Highlights include:
Hake, monkfish, gilthead breams, sea bass, red mullets, sole, sea bream, anchovies, sardines, prawns, langoustine, squid and cuttlefish, clams, etc.
You are invited to get to know this craft through guided tours organised by the Tourist Office of Roses, as well as to visit fishmongers and restaurants in Roses, where we are sure you will be tempted to taste the delicious products our fishermen provide.
The essence of these products is in the famous “Fish Stew of Roses” offered by many restaurants in Roses or, if you prefer, you can try making it yourself.