The community-based approach to fisheries management in North-East Nigeria : A socio-economic analysis Public Deposited

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  • The following paper presents the results of a detailed investigation into the distribution, characteristics and performance of fisheries management systems in the major fisheries of north-east Nigeria (Upper River Benue, Lake Chad and the Nguru-Gashua Wetlands). A key focus of the research was to examine the possibilities for using a community-based approach to fisheries management in the future, taking into account relevant socio-economic factors. Overall, it was found that traditional management systems (community-based and operating through the traditional administration) were the most common and widespread system. These systems were found to perform well, in terms of attaining objectives, promoting compliance, reducing conflict between users and sustaining the resource. Fishers operating within the traditional systems earned positive and high financial and economic profits. The paper concludes that the existing community-based traditional management systems could provide a good basis for the future development of a co-management regime in many parts of N.E. Nigeria. However, there are some constraints, which need to be addressed including a stagnation of government policy, and important socio-economic changes (e.g. privatisation of common property resources) which may reduce the effective utility of traditional management systems.
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  • Neiland, Arthur, Mane-Therese Sarch, Sunday Madakan, Bernard Ladu, Donald Hassett. 1996. The community-based approach to fisheries management in North-East Nigeria : A socio-economic analysis. Peer Review: No. In: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 1-4, 1996, Marrakech, Morocco. Compiled by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 2002. CD ROM.
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