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Rethinking fisheries policy in the Pacific

Pretes, Michael; Petersen, Elizabeth


One of the most hotly debated issues of fisheries policy in the Pacific is whether or not public funds should be used to finance commercial tuna fishing ventures. Many commentators from within the region argue for public investment in the industry to stimulate domestication. In this paper we propose an alternative policy in which tuna fishing revenues are invested offshore through a trust fund, rather than re-invested in domestic commercial fishing activity. Trust fund earnings could then be...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Marine Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2003.09.006


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