Fisheries in the Economies of the Pacific Island Countries and Territories

Publication | January 2009

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.


  • Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Fishery Benefits in the Independent Pacific Island Countries
  • Fishery Benefits in Pacific Island Territories
  • Regional Fisheries Production, Benefits and Factors Influencing Benefits
  • References
  • Appendixes