Fishing industry in Palau

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The fishing industry in Palau is of prime importance to the national economy and a major source of livelihoods. As of 2007, there were three major fishing companies operating in the islands.[1] Fishing in the country is by no means without issues; the industry is subject to problems with migrating fish and hurricanes.[2] The locals are adept at casting, trolling, fly fishing, bottom-fishing, bone fishing and spear fishing, as well as teaching angling to tourists. Among the fish caught are barracuda, tuna, tarpon, trevally, marlin, wahoo, sailfish, grouper, billfish and snapper.[2]


  1. ^ South Pacific Commission; Secretariat of the Pacific Community (2007). Fisheries newsletter. South Pacific Commission. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Cook, Ben (17 August 2010). Micronesia and Palau (Other Places Travel Guide). Other Places Publishing. p. 210. ISBN 978-0-9822619-3-4. Retrieved 16 July 2012.