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Role of Beach Management Units in implementing fisheries policy: a case study of two BMUs in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Public Deposited

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  • Lake Victoria management has shifted from centralized to a co-management approach where the government and other stakeholders including Beach Management Units (BMUs) share management responsibilities. In Tanzania, these BMUs were formed in 1990’s under the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP I) and then reformed during the Implementation of a Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP) project carried out from 2005-2010. The change to co-management was as a result of the failure of top down approach in managing the fisheries resources and thus it was assumed that with co-management fisheries management as well as poverty levels will be improved. However, the declining fish stocks and claims of poverty within fisheries communities raise concerns about the impacts of BMUs in implementing fisheries policy. This paper uses data generated from a case study of two BMUs in Magu and Ilemela districts of Lake Victoria to address these concerns. Findings reveal that BMUs have formulated regulatory measures to manage the fishery but have been ineffective in implementing some of the measures. On the other hand, BMUs have no poverty eradication schemes and lack skills tackle the challenges posed by poverty. Lack of better approach to tackle these challenges threatens the sustainability of the fisheries given that most riparian communities entirely depend on the resources for their livelihood.
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  • Luomba, Joesph. 2014. Role of Beach Management Units in implementing fisheries policy: a case study of two BMUs in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. In: Towards ecosystem based management of fisheries: what role can economics play?: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 7-11, 2014, Brisbane, Australia. Complied by Ann L. Shriver & Melissa Errend. Corvallis, OR: International Institute of Fisheries.
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  • Fisheries Research & Development Corporation, World Wildlife Fund, MG Kailis Group, AquaFish Innovation Lab, NOAA Fisheries, The European Association of Fisheries Economists, Japan International Fisheries Research Society, United Nations University, NORAD
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