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Catches in the Mauritania Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) 1950-2002

Year: 2006 Author: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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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.
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