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Port du Bec
referred to as "Chinese Port" due to the wooden jetties that look like
bamboo structure where the fishing and pleasure boats moor on either
side of the canal that leads out into the Baie-de-Bourgneuf.
This picturesque harbour, now a Protected site, has a thriving industry
of inshore fishing mainly crabs and lobsters, but also the farming off
shore of oysters and to a lesser extent mussels.
The harbour was made possible by the building of a dyke in the 1940's
which runs for 14kms around the bay and then a series of "etires" or
drainage canals that control the water levels within the Marais
Breton.The port du Bec is on one of these Etires with a series of sluces
at the inland end.
Behind the dyke the 4kms of oyster farms are extremely important to the local econimy.
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