The World Bank’s 11 Pacific Island member countries are a diverse group in terms of economic and social conditions… All derive significant economic and social benefits from their marine resources, with many coastal communities depending on them for their livelihoods. Several have large and important freshwater fisheries. All identify their living aquatic resources (for fisheries, aquaculture and non-extractive uses mainly related to tourism) as a major opportunity for economic growth and development… In several small island countries, where opportunities to produce other food are very limited, fish consumption is among the highest in the world. Fishing also plays an important cultural role for men and women in many of the region’s coastal communities. Download Pacific Islands – Fisheries sector engagement strategy.
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