Artisanal fishers on the Kenyan coast [electronic resource] : household livelihoods and marine resource management /
by Jan Hoorweg, Barasa Wangila, Allan Degen.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
xii, 147 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
9004178082 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9789004178083 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
9004178082 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9789004178083 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Description for Reader
Readers interested in artisanal fisheries, marine ecology, coastal management and conservation, rural development and household livelihoods in tropical regions. Students, researchers, lecturers and officers concerned with coastal development.
Main Description
Overexploitation of natural resources is often associated with poverty among local populations. A multi-disciplinary team studied artisanal fishers along the Kenyan coast on the Indian Ocean. The main focus of the research was on income diversification of fishers, the pressure on marine resources and the relation between the two. Income diversification did not reduce the pressure on the marine environment. Rather, indications are that many part-time fishers are entering the profession. Moreover, fishers with alternative employment stayed in-shore and used damaging gear more often. Policies to stimulate employment opportunities for coastal communities cannot be expected to lessen the pressure on marine resources and need to be planned carefully in terms of industry location, labour requirements and degree of coastal pollution.
Main Description
This monograph is about income diversification among fishers, pressure on marine resources and the relation between the two. Socio-economic characteristics of artisanal fishers, including income diversification, are examined together with fishing practices, fish landings, fish marketing, and resource conservation.

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