Problems and prospects of community-based resource management approach: an experience with the implementation of the ban on beach seines on Lake Kainji

Okomoda, J.K. and Alamu, S.O. (2003) Problems and prospects of community-based resource management approach: an experience with the implementation of the ban on beach seines on Lake Kainji. In: 16th Annual conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 4-9 November 2001 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 203-207.

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Abstract

Community Based Resource Management (CBRM) understood as an approach emphasizes a community's capability, responsibility and accountability with regards to managing resources. Based on the recommendations for the Nigerian-German Kainji Lake Fisheries Promotion Project (KLFPP), the Niger and Kebbi States Fisheries Edicts were promulgated in 1997. These edicts, among other things, banned the use of beach seines. Given the conviction of KLFPP, that if communities whose livelihood is linked to the fishery, understand and identify the problems and by consensus agree to the solutions of fisheries problems, they are more likely to adhere to any control measures, specifically the ban on beach seine. In 1999 a first agreement was reached between beach seiners, non-beach seiners and government authorities leading to an almost complete elimination of beach seine on the Lake Kainji. However, despite on going efforts of the Kainji Lake Fisheries Management and Conservation Unit in 2000 and possibly because of certain oversights during and after the first agreement, in May 2001 a significant number of beach seiners was observed. This led to a re-assessment of our approach, which lately culminated into another round of negotiation. The paper presents the latest results on this on-going process

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Problems and prospects of community-based resource management approach: an experience with the implementation of the ban on beach seines on Lake Kainji
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Okomoda, J.K.
Alamu, S.O.
Page Range: pp. 203-207
Date: 2003
Event Title: 16th Annual conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Event Dates: 4-9 November 2001
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria, Lake Kainji; fishery regulations; fishery resources; lake fisheries; resource management
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 3620
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2010 07:13
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:03
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3620

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