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Small-scale capture fisheries: a global overview with emphasis on developing countries: a preliminary report of the Big Numbers Project


  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • WorldFish Center


The report gives a summary of the results to-date of case studies carried out in a selected number of countries which provides a first analysis of the differences between marine and inland small and large scale fisheries in developing countries. It has been prepared for the conference ôSecuring Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries: Bringing together responsible fisheries and social developmentö in Bangkok, Thailand, on 13-17 October 2008 and is intended for policy and decision makers and others with an interest in sustainable fisheries and poverty alleviation.

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  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations & WorldFish Center, 2008. "Small-scale capture fisheries: a global overview with emphasis on developing countries: a preliminary report of the Big Numbers Project," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 37878, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfi:wfbook:37878

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    1. Johnson, Derek Stephen, 2006. "Category, narrative, and value in the governance of small-scale fisheries," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 30(6), pages 747-756, November.
    2. Sumaila, U.R. & Alder, J. & Keith, H., 2006. "Global scope and economics of illegal fishing," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 30(6), pages 696-703, November.
    3. Salayo, Nerissa & Garces, Len & Pido, Michael & Viswanathan, Kuperan & Pomeroy, Robert & Ahmed, Mahfuzuddin & Siason, Ida & Seng, Keang & Masae, Awae, 2008. "Managing excess capacity in small-scale fisheries: Perspectives from stakeholders in three Southeast Asian countries," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 32(4), pages 692-700, July.
    4. Sutinen, Jon G. & Johnston, Robert J., 2003. "Angling management organizations: integrating the recreational sector into fishery management," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 27(6), pages 471-487, November.
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    1. Gordon, A. & Pulis, A. & Owusu-Adjei, E., 2011. "Smoked marine fish from Western Region, Ghana: a value chain assessment," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 39520, September.

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    Artisanal fishing; Small scale fisheries;

    JEL classification:

    • Q00 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - General


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