An assessment of co-management potentials in the Lake Victoria fisheries of Kenya

Abila, R.O. and Lwenya, C.A. and Geheb, K. and Crean, K. (2000) An assessment of co-management potentials in the Lake Victoria fisheries of Kenya. In: Geheb, K. and Crean, K. (eds.) The Co-management survey: co-managerial perspectives for Lake Victoria's fisheries. Jinja, Uganda, Lake Victoria Fisheries Research Project, pp. 136-149. (LVFRP Technical Report,11)

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Abstract

Co-management is a system or a process in which responsibility and authority for the management of common resources is shared between the state, local users of the resources as well as other stakeholders, and where they have the legal authority to administer the resource jointly. Co-management has received increasing attention in recent years as a potential strategy for managing fisheries. This paper presents and discusses results of a survey undertaken in the Kenyan part of Lake Victoria to assess the conditions - behaviour, attitude and characteristics of resource users, as well as community institutions - that can support co-management. It analyses the results of this survey with respect to a series of parameters, identified by Pinkerton (1989), as necessary preconditions for the successful inclusion of communities involvement in resource management. The survey was implemented through a two-stage stratified random sampling technique based on district and beach size strata. A total of 405 fishers, drawn from 25 fish landing beaches, were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. The paper concludes that while Kenya's lake Victoria fishery would appear to qualify for a number of these preconditions, it would appear that it fails to qualify in others. Preconditions in this latter category include the definition of boundaries in fishing grounds, community members' rights to the resource, delegation and legislation of local responsibility and authority. Additional work is required to further elaborate and understand these shortcomings

Item Type: Book Section
Title: An assessment of co-management potentials in the Lake Victoria fisheries of Kenya
Personal Creator/Author:
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Abila, R.O.
Lwenya, C.A.
Geheb, K.
Crean, K.
Title of Book: The Co-management survey: co-managerial perspectives for Lake Victoria's fisheries
Editors:
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Geheb, K.
Crean, K.
Series Name: LVFRP Technical Report
Number: 11
Page Range: pp. 136-149
Date: 2000
Publisher: Lake Victoria Fisheries Research Project
Place of Publication: Jinja, Uganda
Projects: Lake Victoria Fisheries Research Project Phase II
Funders: Republic of Kenya, Republic of Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, European Development Fund (7ACP-RPR-372)
Institution: Lake Victoria Fisheries Research Project Phase II
Issuing Agency: Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kenya, Lake Victoria; fishery management; fishing grounds; fishing rights; resource management; resource surveys
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 3745
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2010 09:40
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:56
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3745

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