Fisheries in the economies : of the pacific island countries and territories
The fishing industry benefits the people and economies of the Pacific in various ways but the full value of these benefits is not reflected in the region’s statistics. Records may be maintained but they are not complete, or accurate, or comparable. The research summarized in this report reaffirms the importance of this sector to the economies and societies of the Pacific island countries. The research reveals that the full value of fisheries is likely to have eluded statisticians, and therefore fisheries authorities, government decision makers, and donors. But its value has never escaped the fisher, fish trader, and fish processor. The difference in appreciation between public and private individuals must raise the question of whether fisheries are receiving adequate attention from the public sector—including the necessary management and protection, appropriate research, development, extension and training, and sufficient investment.
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