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Type Conference Paper - 2004 NZARES Conference
Title An examination of issues in the fisheries sector in a small island economy: The case of Tonga
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2004
City Blenheim
Country/State New Zealand
URL https://core.ac.uk/download/files/153/6455780.pdf
Abstract
Tonga as a small island economy faces continuos trade deficits. The Government has identified the fisheries sector as having great potential. This paper explores current issues in the fisheries sector in Tonga. The emphasis in this paper will be on issues in fish exports from Tonga. It is perceived that barriers to trade have been a major contributing factor to the sector’s poor performance. The focus here is on the financial returns that fishermen receive and the influences that the sizes of operators and types of fish exported have on the return to the exporters/fishermen in Tonga.

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