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It is no surprise that with over 99 percent of the total area of the Maldives consisting of water, the country boasts some of the best fishing grounds in the world. The fish stock of the Maldives include over a thousand species, some of which are indigenous to the Maldives such as the Maldives clown fish.

The methods of fishing vary depending on the type of fish and the time of the day. The most popular fishing with visitors is night fishing for groupers, snappers, emperors, jacks, squirrel fish, barracuda and other reef fish. The catch normally ends with an exqulsite barbecue dinner on the beach.

Morning fishing begins by dawn. These fishing trips, In the early hours of the morning by dhoni inside the atoll or just outside the atoll enclosure reef, are for little tuna, dolphin fish, rainbow runner, jack, trevally and barracuda. These too sometimes become as engaging as big game fishing.

Traditionally Maldivians, as masters of the sea, used small dhonis and trawled outside the atoll enclosure reef for big game such as sail-fish, sword-fish, marlin, wahoo, barracuda, yellow-fin tuna and other such fish. However, modem speed boats equipped for western style big game fishing are also available now for hire in many resort islands.

The Maldives practices a strong conservation policy. The use of harpoon guns and hunting of marine mammals such as whales and dolphins and large fishes like the whale shark is strictly prohibited.

With sun-soaked sparkling beaches in Maldives, crystalline turquoise water, tropical weather, palm beach fishing, resorts fishing, scuba fishing, resort fishing, hand crafted dhoni and quaint atmosphere makes fishing in Maldives a famous recreational activity not only among the locals but also travelers entering the Republic of Maldives. Fishing in Maldives is one of the means of livelihood for Maldivians and is the strong pillar of the country's economy.

Affluent aquatic species including tuna, groupers, dolphin fish, barracuda, emperors, rainbow runner, trevally, squirrelfish and various other vibrant fishes make Maldives one of the best place for fishing. Grab your fishing rod and prepare yourself for Maldives fishing. Various islands in Maldives offer enamoring sites for fishing aficionados.

Fishing in Maldives provides a sizeable proportion of the gross domestic product and job opportunities for the vast majority of the island population."Fishing is the lifeblood of our nation it is inborn. From the soil on which we live, to the sea around us, it remains an integral part of our existence."

Night fishing in Maldives is the most famous type of fishing. You can catch snappers, emperors, barracuda, squirrel fish and jacks during night fishing. Amidst the sparkling breathtaking view, night fishing is a treat for fishing buffs. Amidst the sparkling breathtaking view, night fishing is a treat for fishing buffs.


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