Feasibility of fisheries co-management in Africa

Khan, A.S. and Mikkola, H. and Brummett, R. (2004) Feasibility of fisheries co-management in Africa. Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly, 27(1-2), pp. 60-64.

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The current, highly centralized approach to fisheries management seems to be incapable of coping with escalating resource depletion and environmental degradation. Co-management has been identified as an alternative. This paper compares various approaches to fisheries management and discusses their performance in relation to the nature of the fishery. It is concluded that in African fisheries, stringent institutional arrangements, poor human, technical and financial resources, and a limited time frame often thwart co-management approaches. However, with the right conditions and prerequisites, comanagement can be successful in improving compliance with regulations and maintaining or enhancing the quality of the resource. The paper brings out the issues that require further research.

Item Type: Article
Title: Feasibility of fisheries co-management in Africa
Personal Creator/Author:
Khan, A.S.
Mikkola, H.
Brummett, R.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly
Volume: 27
Number: 1-2
Page Range: pp. 60-64
Date: 2004
ISSN: 1511-8533
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fishery management; Community involvement; Fishery regulations; Sociological aspects; Africa
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9269
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 09:04
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 09:04
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9269

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