The Jorf Altorba dam supports an aquaculture industry so vibrant that fish are also sold at markets in neighbouring Tunisia.
In the stifling heat and inhospitable environment of Algeria's desert, an unlikely industry is blooming – fishing.
Local authorities have kicked off aquatic breeding programmes, in the region of Bechar, far from the Mediterranean coast and close to the border with Morocco.
Business is doing well with fresh fish going to markets across the country.
TRT World's Nafisa Latic takes a look.