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University of British Columbia. 2006. Seas Around Us Project. http://www.seaaroundus.org/TrophicLevel/EEZTaxon.aspx?eez=478&fao=34&country=Mauritania&Hasnote=1&typeOut=4&Tx=1 (Accessed January 10, 2006)
Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Catches in the Mauritania Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) 1950-2002
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Marine fisheries represent a significant, but finite, natural resource for coastal countries. For some countries like Mauritania, the majority of the catches belong to international fleets. This represents a significant income for the country in question, but at the same time oppurtunities for value-added services and domestic employment are lost.