The Olhão docks took on a prominent role, with about half of the fish landed by the region's fishermen being traded there.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Natural Resources, Safety and Maritime Services (DGRM), a total of 10486 tonnes of fish were sold in Algarve fish trading docks; Olhão was responsible for more than 5 thousand tons, followed by Portimão (2.9 thousand), Lagos (almost 1.5 thousand), Vila Real de Santo António (764) and Tavira (197).