The Maldives is popular for everything marine from water sports to beaches, diving, snorkelling and even fishing. If you are a fishing enthusiast hoping to visit the island soon, you will want to know a few fishing methods used here on the islands. Below are a few to keep in mind.
There are different types of bait fishing used for fishing in the Maldives. Mostly, bait fishing takes place at night with the use of lights. Many a Maldives ocean villa the likes of Heritance Aarah offers fishing excursions if you’d like to experience it.
If you didn’t already know, the Maldives is home to 2.86 per cent of the world’s reefs which means that there are thousands of reef fish here. The most popular catches when it comes to this method of fishing are snapper, emperor,grouper and reef jack. Reef sharks are also caught, but mainly for export purposes.
The Maldivian fishing industry is famous for offshore catches like tuna and reef sharks who live in the deeper part of the ocean. Anchovies and Herring are the small fish found in this part of the ocean while swordfish, ocean sharks and barracuda are the bigger fish that feed on them.
This is the cultivation of small marine organisms that are abundant in the waters of the Maldives. Giant clams, spiny lobsters, bêche-de-mer, sea cucumbers, pearls, and grouper are a few that are harboured here.