The fisheries of St. Lucia, West Indies

Murray, P.A. (1996) The fisheries of St. Lucia, West Indies. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 19(1), pp. 41-44.

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An overview of the fisheries of St. Lucia using currently available information is presented. The fisheries are entirely artisanal, characterized by relatively simple and inexpensive gears and boats. The 2,100 fishers (who land roughly 750 t per year of fish) appear socially and economically marginalized and beset by low occupational mobility. The status of the major species groups they exploit are briefly discussed, and initial indications of overfishing are noted. Consideration on both resource and resource-user situations in management of the island's fisheries is emphasized.

Item Type: Article
Title: The fisheries of St. Lucia, West Indies
Personal Creator/Author:
Murray, P.A.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly
Volume: 19
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 41-44
Date: 1996
ISSN: 0116-290X
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Small scale fisheries; Fishery management; Exploitation; Sociological aspects; St. Lucia
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9374
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 09:00
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 09:00

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