Sustainable fishing practices at Hideaway Beach Maldives

Sustainable fishing

Local fishermen and sustainable fishing practices

Maldives has always relied on the ocean, making fishing an intrinsic part of the Maldivian identity. Local fishermen still use the traditional and sustainable pole and line method to catch fish. To ensure marine biodiversity and conservation, Maldivian law protects several species of fish, such as sea turtles and sharks.

Every week local fishermen from nearby islands come to Hideaway to deliver and sell their catch to the resort. This includes live lobsters, reef fish, red snappers and tuna. Caught following sustainable fishing practices, the fish is served in all the restaurants of the resort. Sustainable fishing not only protects and preserve the marine biodiversity, but also support Maldivians’ livelihood.