Neiland, A. and Béné, C.
Review of river fisheries valuation in West and Central Africa.
Tropical river fisheries valuation: background papers to a global synthesis.
(WorldFish Center Studies and Reviews,1836)
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.
||Review of river fisheries valuation in West and Central Africa
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||Tropical river fisheries valuation: background papers to a global synthesis
||WorldFish Center Studies and Reviews
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||River fisheries; Rivers; Freshwater fish; Inland fisheries; Freshwater aquaculture; Economic benefits; Economic analysis; Socioeconomic aspects; River basins; Africa, Central; Africa, West
Mr William Ko
||26 Jun 2008 12:07
||29 Sep 2011 20:51
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