Fishing in the Maldives

Alifushi, Raa, Maldives, Asia

Fishing in the Maldives

  • Alifushi, Raa, Maldives, Asia
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About The Activity

Fishing is the most popular activity in Maldives. Maldives is 99 percent sea so you can enjoy fishing here. So you’re travelling to the Maldives, and you want to charter a boat and catch some fish. You’ve heard it’s a tropical paradise, but don’t have a clue about how fishing looks or works over there. Or, you’ve already been there and have decided to give fishing a go. Read on, this guide will cover everything you need to know. The Maldives is Asia’s smallest and lowest country, with an average elevation of just over 1.5 meters above sea level (according to Wikipedia). It’s also known as one of the ‘fishiest’ places on earth, because of the variety and amount of marine life and its role in local culture. Fishing and tourism are the two primary economic branches, with about 30% of the population working in the fishing industry. The country consists of 1,192 coral islands which are grouped into of 26 atolls, spread from north to south. The atolls are made out of of live coral reefs and sand bars that form a 900km ridge that spans across the entire length of the country, rising steeply from the Indian Ocean and creating an ideal place for nutrients and marine life to gather. Maldives is known as one of the ‘fishiest’ places on earth, because of the variety and amount of aquatic life. Fishing provides the livelihood for many people in the Maldives; Fishing and fisheries are the second largest industry in the country after tourism. If you have a fishing addiction there are literally thousands of species you can hook into, from reef fish, to barracuda, bonefish, bream, small grouper, snapper and jacks/trevally… Maldives is also famous for being one of the best Big game fishing destination with abundant number of large species such as marlin, sailfish, as well as Tuna, Dorado, and Wahoo. Maldives is a fishing tropical heaven, plenty of large and small fish, undisturbed and absolutely peaceful fishing in beautiful surroundings, friendly and relaxing after fishing activities and paradise for all the family as well.

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