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Managing volatile fishing licence revenues in the Pacific

Duncan, Ronald C. (2004) Managing volatile fishing licence revenues in the Pacific. Pacific Economic Bulletin, 19 (3). pp. 137-138. ISSN 0817-8038

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For some Pacific island governments, fishing licences that allow distant water fishing nations access to the Pacific 19s tuna stocks are an important source of revenue. But these revenues are highly volatile because of fluctuations in the fish catch and in the price of tuna. While such fees are presently not a large component of government revenue in Fiji, there is the potential for them to become much larger. Therefore, consideration should be given to coping with the volatility. Running a country is difficult enough without having to manage large fluctuations in components of government revenue.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2004 05:19
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2012 04:33

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