Cod, bream, tunny and anchovy are the principal fish taken.
The anchovy fishing which takes place in May, June and July sometimes yields very productive results.
Besides the above, Boulogne, the most important fishing port in the country, Calais, Dieppe, Concarneau, Douarnenez, Les Sables dOlonne, La Rochelle, Marennes and Arcachon are leading ports for the herring, sardine, mackerel and other coast-fisheries of the ocean, while Cette, Agde and other Mediterranean ports are engaged in the tunny and anchovy fisheries.
It produces wine, and is a centre of the anchovy fishery.
Of sea-fish there are many varieties, the tunny, the sardine and the anchovy being commercially the most important.
The alfa and cork industries employ large numbers of persons, as do also the sardine, anchovy and tunny fisheries.