The wind is always blowing in the city of Nouadhibou, which today is laced with toxic particles and the putrid smell of fish meal production. Nouadhibou sits on the edge of the Atlantic and has a population of nearly 120,000 people, many of which have become greatly disturbed by the growth of enterprises producing farine du poisson (eng. fishmeal) or locally known as MOKA in the city. The city hosts a busy port that exports a number of Mauritania’s minerals and natural resources extracted from the interior. Well connected by railways and roads, this port city’s wharf was reconstructed in 2011 to extend to its current length of 122,000 square meters. Yet, while the loading and export of up to 320,000 tons of cargo occurs daily on the wharf, only one commodity has developed into a conflict amongst the population of Nouadhibou: fishmeal (MOKA).