Although self-sufficient in poultry and pork, Mauritius
to import 80 percent of its dairy products and 90 percent
beef in 1991. The following are figures for livestock
in 1991: beef, 544 tons; goat and mutton, 178 tons; pork,
poultry, 13,250; and milk, 10,800,000 liters.
Declines in local fishing catches in the early 1980s
the government to institute programs aimed at ensuring
selfsufficiency in fish. The programs included the
fishing wharves and the purchase of new vessels. In 1990
total catch amounted to 13,985 tons, which included fish
by foreign vessels for the tuna canning industry.
Data as of August 1994