MIFCO – Addu Fisheries Complex, Hithadhoo (2006)

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MIFCO – Addu Fisheries Complex, Hithadhoo (2006)

Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company – Addu Fisheries Complex at Hithadhoo, Addu Atoll

Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company Limited (MIFCO) is a state-run corporate enterprise committed to the development of the Fisheries Sector and is the main company purchasing tuna in Zone 4.

This study is concerned with the Addu Fisheries Complex which will be built in Hithadhoo to accommodate the increasing catch in the area, at the same time, reducing pressure on the G. A. Kooddoo Complex.

An intensive field survey was undertaken by a local environmental consultancy firm of the area allocated for the Complex from the 29th of June to 5th of July 2006. A comprehensive survey of the physical and socio economic environment was carried out in June 2006 after which a report was produced based on the findings. This report gave details of the project, existing environment, impacts associated with project during construction and operation, alternatives, mitigation and monitoring.