Question.docx - Question What are the local and global relations in the fishing industry in the Pacific Are these relations working together for a

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Question: What are the local and global relations in the fishing industry in the Pacific? Are these relations working together for a sustainable fishing industry? Are there conflicts over resources? Ocean accounts for 98% of the total area of the Pacific Islands region, hence the dependence of Pacific Island countries on ocean resources has been vital part of their cultural, social and economic development. Tourism, transportation and the fishing industries are heavily dependent upon the marine environment. The fishing industry is seen as a lifeline for the locals as it only provides us with food but also with income, employment and nutritional security. Pacific Islanders engage in Coastal fishing to satisfy their need for food. Coastal fishing refers to the subsistence fishing carried out in the lagoons, which is an informal type of fishing therefore monitoring by the governments is difficult. According to Ram-Bidesi (2013), the estimate annual fish consumption in Melanesia is 23kg Polynesia is 60kg while 63kg for Micronesia. On an average, the Pacific Islanders consume 16.1% greater protein
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