Country report -- Mauritius
A brief account is given of the current situation regarding the tuna fishery industry in the Mauritius. A handline fishery from 13 motherships exploits the banks of the Mascarenes Ridge and the Chagos Archipelago and a purse seine fishery has developed since 1979 under a joint venture enterprise. Tuna canning operations and tuna transhipment are outlined and details provided of fishing agreements and licensing of fishing vessels. Measures which will expand benefits from tuna resources are listed.