FISHERIES AND AGRICULTURE                            
              1990 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total Catch ('000 metric tons)           76.4 104.6 105.4 107.4 118.2 124.1 118.9 127.2 163.4 155.4 158.6 186.0 184.2 144.2 133.1
            Local Consumption           19.7 43.5 41.7 40.0 44.4 49.7 56.5 57.4 76.5 37.6 29.9 50.1 33.1 43.6 42.6
            Exports             52.9 56 60.4 64.5 68 62.8 57.3 64.8 79.3 112.0 122.2 129.6 148.4 97.9 88.4
            Stock (of current year)           3.8 5.1 3.3 2.9 5.8 11.6 5.1 2.7 4.5 5.8 6.6 6.3 2.6 2.6 2.1
            EEZ             - - - 5.6 3 0.8 3.5 2.2 3.1 3.2 -        
Growth in Fish Catch (%)            7.3 0.6 0.8 1.9 10.1 5.0 -4.2 7.0 28.5 -4.9 2.0 17.3 -1.0 -21.7 -7.7
Composition of Fish Catch: (in  metric tons)                              
            Total             76,374 104,566 105,413 107,358 118,115 124,109 118,963 127,184 163,388 155,415 158,576         185,980    184,158       144,169       133,086
            Skipjack             59,899 70,372 66,502 69,015 78,409 92,888 79,683 88,044 115,322 108,329 109,749 132,060    138,458 97,342 87,276
            Yellow fin             5,279 12,504 12,440 18,619 17,164 15,079 15,706 15,246 24,525 22,914 24,818 24,571       22,954 24,415 23,817
            Other Tuna Related Species 5,185 7,071 10,897 5,067 8,312 5,520 6,339 6,778 7,219 7,508 6,543 8,302         5,718 7,100 6,730
            Other Marine Fish           6,011 14,619 15,574 14,658 14,230 10,622 17,236 17,115 16,322 16,664 17,466 21,047       17,029 15,312 15,264
Average Number of Vessels Engaged in Fishing ( per month)                            
            Mechanized Masdhoni           1,151 1,406 1,397 1,328 1,271 1,206 1,137 1,128 1,102 1,104 1,112 1,002 923 888 867
            Sail Masdhoni           11 8 13 9 30 52 41 66 90 117 8 5 3 10 34
            Mechanized Vadhu           - 52 63 102 61 70 58 49 59 49 61 63 44 42 40
            Sailing Vadhu           - 211 169 139 125 68 72 40 9 8 25 15 11 17 17
            Trolling Vessels           354 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
            Rowing Boats           17 8 22 20 24 15 19 13 16 18 22 18 14 16 7
Total Annual Lease of Uninhabited Islands(in'000 Rf) 351 648 654 1,374 1,373 1,373 1,373 1,592 1,579 1,561 1,355 1,408 1,615 5,328 23,514