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The Maldives tuna fishery: an example of best practice

Jaleel, Azmath and Smith, Hance D. ORCID: 2022. The Maldives tuna fishery: an example of best practice. Ocean Yearbook Online 36 (1) , pp. 314-345. 10.1163/22116001-03601012

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The purpose of this article is to consider the development and management of the Maldivian tuna fishery against the backdrop of the development of the global tuna fishing industry. The Maldives tuna fishery is of particular interest as an example of an industry that has evolved from small-scale fishery (SSF) beginnings some half a century ago into a commercial enterprise employing modern technology in terms of boats and gear, as well as contemporary approaches to trading in the global marketplace for tuna products. It is also notable for the predominant use of pole and line gear technology that produces a high quality of catch with minimal environmental impact, and for the retention of key aspects of SSF characteristics in the gender-based division of labor, in which men go to sea and women play a key role in the shore industry.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
ISSN: 2211-6001
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 31 March 2023
Date of Acceptance: 23 May 2022
Last Modified: 03 May 2023 14:37

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