Pacific's Tuna: The Challenge of Investing in Growth

Publication | January 1997

Fisheries, in particular the tuna resource, offer investment opportunities in support of economic growth and the generation of employment and incomes for the ADB's Pacific developing member countries (PDMCs). Investment opportunities are however greatly influenced by the recipients' political, social, and economic circumstances. This report discusses the key issues pertaining to investing in the PDMCs, examines alternative policies to developing sustainable tuna industries beneficial to the local economies, and reports on these issues and options, as well as their implications for future tuna development efforts.