Ocean Equity Research

Managing fisheries and corruption in the Pacific Islands region

Publication Details

Q. Hanich & M. Tsamenyi. Managing Fisheries and Corruption in the Pacific Islands Region. Marine Policy. 2009. 33. 386-392.


The Pacific Islands region includes some of the smallest countries in the world, some of which are in a precarious economic condition and heavily reliant on the region’s tuna fisheries for revenue and food security. The ability of some of these countries to profit from their fisheries resources, and effectively conserve these resources for future generations, is undermined by a combination of economic, governance and institutional weaknesses that make these countries vulnerable to corruption in the fisheries sector.

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