Maldives Pole-and-Line Skipjack Tuna Fisheries: Livelihood Security and Nutrition
The Maldivian pole-and-line fishery is one of the largest coastal fisheries in the Indian Ocean. This sustainable fishing method has been practiced for centuries; one hook, one line, one fish at a time. This is a way of life upon which the fishers and local community depend.
Pole-and-line fishing in the Maldives “has served to create an accessible and equitable form of employment to a large, and otherwise isolated, part of the population, and benefits from the fishery are spread through the economy through consumer spending, saving and re-investment, including in education” – IPNLF and Sainsbury, “A Socio-Economic Assessment of the Tuna Fisheries in the Maldives”
Content for this case study was researched and created by the International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF) and adapted to RISE with their collaboration. The case study was originally featured in “ACTIONING THE MONTEREY FRAMEWORK: Stories from Around the World.”
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