It is mainly characterized by family labor and small vessels. The activity is carried out only with the manual work of the fisherman based on the knowledge transmitted from generation to generation.
Initially, fishermen in Ribamar practiced only artisanal fishing. At a certain point, with the passing of the years and the advancement of technology, the fishermen of Ribamar begin to venture out and exchange Porto Dinheiro for Peniche and Ribamar becomes one of the largest fleets working in Peniche.
Fishing activity also took place on the African coast.