2007 was a record year for Queenie fishing - and income from the tourism industry has more than doubled over the past ten years.
Two fascinating snapshots of life in the Island, from a huge digest of economic and social statistics, which is published this morning.
The 2008 digest presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of how the Island's economy is developing.
It also tracks key trends in areas from health and population to education and employment.
Marian Kenny reports: (audio attached)
Copies of the digest can be bought from the Tynwald Library in Douglas.