Ré island is located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of the Vendée. Traditionally, the inhabitants of the island have always lived from salt production, wine marketing and fishing. The development of tourism since the construction of the Pont de Ré in 1988 has greatly changed the way of life on the island, particularly with regard to fishing. Indeed, in addition to the few professionals on the subject, the thousands of people who fish on Ré island are all tourists.
Fishing is one of the most popular leisure activities on Ré island, just like cycling and lazing on the beach. It must be said that the sea that borders the island is particularly rich in fish of all kinds like the lean, the bar, the mackerel, and much more. The presence of several fish locks in various places is also a major asset of the region, to the delight of fishing enthusiasts.
Fishing on the foreshore is popular with holidaymakers. It is another way to have fun on the shores and collect all kinds of shells, oysters, crustacean mussels, etc. Out of respect for nature, certain rules have been established and everyone has to take cognizance of them and observe them rigorously (maximum authorized quantity of 5 kg / person, prohibition to return the stones, prohibition of taking the crustacean females with Eggs, etc.).