The Economic Value of Exclusive Use Rights in Subsistence Fisheries: Case Study of the Marine Protected Area (Mpa) of the National Park of Banc D'Arguin (Pnba) in Mauritania Public Deposited

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  • The PNBA is one of the largest MPAs in Africa. Only subsistence fishing by resident populations is authorized either on foot or using non-motorized dories, limited in number to 100. A development policy was adopted in 1998 to benefit the resident population by: (i) re-deploying fishing effort targeting a non-sustainable shark fishery and (ii) creating alternative incomes through sustainable and selective sea bream and croaker fisheries. Policy incentives include subsidies to renovate dories and develop cold storage, training, credit and purchasing shark nets. PNBA monitoring since 1999 shows that fishing activities have considerably increased and that shark by-catch remains high. The wealth (rent) generated by the activities tends to be capitalized in the value of the fishing rights, mainly the vessel, the average value of which greatly exceeds the subsidies given by donors for its construction. The economic rationalization of the fishery now poses new challenges for the Mauritanian authorities: changes in vessel ownership and in work and capital remuneration systems, influxes of more productive foreign workers into the Park, and pressure to build new vessels. The PNBA experience highlights both the need to address issues of rent and wealth before implementing policy and the risks involved in developing economic activities based on the exploitation of natural resources in a National Park whose main purpose is their conservation.
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  • Kinadjian, Lionel, Cheikh Abdellahi Ould Inejih and Steve Cunningham. 2010. The Economic Value of Exclusive Use Rights in Subsistence Fisheries: Case Study of the Marine Protected Area (Mpa) of the National Park of Banc D'Arguin (Pnba) in Mauritania. In: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, July 13-16, 2010, Montpellier, France: Economics of Fish Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems: Balancing Uses, Balancing Costs. Compiled by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 2010.
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