Review of river fisheries valuation in West and Central Africa

Neiland, A. and Béné, C. (2008) Review of river fisheries valuation in West and Central Africa. In: Tropical river fisheries valuation: background papers to a global synthesis. Penang, Malaysia, WorldFish Center, pp. 47-106. (WorldFish Center Studies and Reviews,1836)

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Abstract

This paper provides a review of the valuation of river fisheries in West and Central Africa. It is the general perception that, compared to the biological and ecological aspects of river fisheries, this particular subject area has received relatively little attention. Economic valuation is concerned with finding expression for what is important in life for human society. It should, therefore, be a central and integral part of government decision-making and policy. The review started with concepts and methods for valuation. Three main types of valuation techniques were identified: conventional economic valuations, economic impact assessments and socioeconomic investigations, and livelihood analysis. On the basis of a literature review, valuation information was then synthesized for the major regional river basins and large lakes, and also used to develop a series of national fisheries profiles. To supplement this broad perspective, a series of case studies are also presented, which focus in particular on the impact of changes in water management regime. Finally, the paper presents an assessment of the three main types of valuation methodology and a set of conclusions and recommendations for future valuation studies.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: Review of river fisheries valuation in West and Central Africa
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Neiland, A.neiland@iddra.org
Béné, C.
Title of Book: Tropical river fisheries valuation: background papers to a global synthesis
Series Name: WorldFish Center Studies and Reviews
Number: 1836
Number of Pages: 290
Page Range: pp. 47-106
Date: 2008
Publisher: WorldFish Center
Place of Publication: Penang, Malaysia
ISBN: 9789832346616
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: River fisheries; Rivers; Freshwater fish; Inland fisheries; Freshwater aquaculture; Economic benefits; Economic analysis; Socioeconomic aspects; River basins; Africa, Central; Africa, West
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 1275
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2008 12:07
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:51
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1275

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