The main resources of the French Polynesian atolls can be
summarised quite simply as follows: copra, fishing, pearl farming
The present study shows the various degrees to which each of these four
sectors has been developed. It has been attempted here to
identify the dynamics to which each of them has given rise in
its own particular sphere and the interest it has aroused in
Polynesia as a whole.
As far as the atolls are involved, is it possible to count on a
source of revenue as a means of mobilising the Territory and promoting a new socio-economic deal?