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Fishing Industry
Because of Liberia’s tremendous access to the Atlantic Ocean, fishing has become one of the nation’s most important socio-economic activities. The fishing industry in Liberia is very diverse, with there being local fishermen in canoes catching enough food for their families and their local communities, to larger vessels that operate all over the world. The fishing industry employs a variety of vessels, gear types and fishing methods because of the mixture of both fresh and marine waters available to the people of Liberia. There is an abundance of lobsters, shrimp, tuna and other aquatic fauna that contribute to almost 4% of the nation’s GDP. Liberia’s fishing grounds cover 186 322.2 km2 within their Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and provides approximately 65% of all animal protein and is significantly cheaper than meat or chicken products that are sold on the local markets.

Local fishermen operatin oil the coast of Liberia

 
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