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dc.contributor.authorNamisi, P.W.
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-24T16:03:22Z
dc.date.available2021-06-24T16:03:22Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1834/22613
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the implications of the fish export trade on the fishers and the fisheries resources of Lake Victoria, Uganda with respect to sustainability. Eight fish processing factories and ninety fishers were qualitatively investigated. Socio-economic characteristics of fishers and the economic characteristics of fish factories formed a basis for the analysis. Results of the research indicate that there is a relationship between the growth in fish export trade, particularly the growth in industrial fish processing (for export) and declining fisheries resources of the lake. However, whether or not that impact is positive or negative, and to what extent there is an impact, is highly dependent upon the underlying socio-economic considerations of the fishers to the process. The fish-ban imposed by the European Union countries was particularly decried by fishers and factory owners as the main cause for the present poverty among the fishers. Fundamentally, several conflicting issues: ecological, physical and economic activities are a threat to the sustainability of the Lake Victoria fisheries, and for all that depend on and interact with the lake. There is urgent need to address the immediate issue of the growing riparian population and the global fish trade, to educate and train all the relevant actors in appropriate fisheries management techniques. Attitudes of fishers towards the fish factory developments are positive and this is a way forward for co-management for the sustainability of the fisheries resource.
dc.description.sponsorshipLake Victoria Fisheries Research Project Phase II
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLake Victoria Fisheries Research Project
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLVFRP Technical Document
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.lvfo.org/
dc.subject.otherFisheries
dc.subject.otherManagement
dc.subject.otherAfrica
dc.subject.otherUganda
dc.subject.otherLake Victoria
dc.subject.otherfish trade
dc.subject.otherfish factories
dc.subject.otherfish processing
dc.subject.othersustainability
dc.titleSocio-economic implications of the fish export trade on the fishers and fisheries of Lake Victoria in Uganda
dc.typemonograph
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue14
dc.description.notesLVFRP/TECH/00/14; Unpublished Masters Degree submitted to the National University of Ireland, Cork.
dc.format.pagerange1-81
dc.publisher.placeJinja, Uganda
refterms.dateFOA2021-06-24T16:03:22Z
dc.source.legacyrecordurlhttp://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/5078
dc.source.legacydepositorid424
dc.source.legacylastmod2011-09-29 15:30:57
dc.source.legacyid5078
dc.source.legacyagencyLake Victoria Fisheries Organization


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