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This report presents the findings of a short study on fiscal arrangements in the fisheries sector in Tanzania, commissioned by FAO for a workshop on the subject. Data collection was carried during two short visits to Tanzania in the period 20 September - 16 October 2003. The terms of reference for the study are presented as Appendix II.

Fisheries in the United Republic of Tanzania are not a union issue, and consequently the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar-Tanzania (covering the islands of Unguja and Pemba) and the Government of (mainland) Tanzania are at liberty to manage their fisheries issues completely independently. This covers all aspects, including: policy and strategy; fiscal arrangements; statistics; fisheries management and development, etc. In this report issues relating to Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania are thus presented separately wherever possible.

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