SAIIA Report No 13, August 2013
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Mozambique is in a period of rapid transition. Since the end of civil war in 1992 sound governance, infrastructure investments and support from the donor community have helped to boost commerce and tourism. However, it is the recent discovery of significant reserves of gas and coal which has contributed most to Mozambique’s position as one of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world from 2001–10. Notwithstanding the high levels of investment and exceptional growth rates, the majority of Mozambicans remain highly dependent on natural ecosystems to support their livelihoods. The report examines the opportunities and challenges confronting the small-scale fisheries sector in Mozambique in the context of a rapidly transforming economy boosted by rapid growth in the extractive industries as well as other sectors, such as tourism.