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Fishery resources and policies in the Maldives: Trends and issues for an island developing country

Sathiendrakumar, R. and Tisdell, C.A. (1986) Fishery resources and policies in the Maldives: Trends and issues for an island developing country. Marine Policy, 10 (4). pp. 279-293.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/0308-597x(86)90004-7
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Abstract

This article outlines the importance of fishery resources to the Republic of the Maldives and identifies three basic types of fish resources available to the Republic, namely those in coral reef habitats, surface-swimming tuna and deep-swimming tuna which are found beyond the reef area. Reef fisheries may be overexploited by trolling boats but the number of these boats is still increasing. Pole-and-line boats are used to harvest surface-swimming tuna. The pole-and-line fleet is being rapidly mechanized and consequences of this are noted. Deep-swimming tuna stocks are not harvested by the Maldivians nor is the harvesting of these licensed to foreigners in the exclusive economic zone of the Maldives. Ways in which the Maldivians could obtain economic gain from this resource are discussed along with the overall policy problems which the Maldives faces for its three types of natural fishery resources.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Murdoch Business School
Publisher: Butterworth and Co
Copyright: 1986 Butterworth and Co
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/9393
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