The Interesting Fish Market – Essaouira, Morocco Essaouira, Morocco is picturesque, engrossing and friendly. Take a walk through the old Port du Skala to see for yourself. And even think about rising at the crack of dawn to see the fishermen return from the Atlantic with in their blue boats loaded down with fresh fish. Walk into the big square from the water and browse the stalls selling eels, crabs, spiny lobsters, calamari, scampi. You can buy by weight and cook yourself or pick a stall to grill your fish right there and then. Signs are posted to tell you what your seafood should cost, sold by the weight. It smelled so good!