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Balancing Priorities

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Cherif, Ahmed Mahmoud
Journal: Samudra Report
Volume: 29
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Date: 2001
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/2702
Sector: Fisheries
Region: Africa
Subject(s): fisheries
artisanal fishing
boundaries
property rights
traditional resource management
Abstract: "This article looks at the artisanal fisheries of Mauritania, which (with the notable exception of the Imraguen) have only developed in a major way since the late 1980s. In Mauritania, the artisanal fishery is, therefore, in the main, a highly modern sector, targeting mainly species for export. As discussed below, like artisanal fisheries in other parts of the world, artisanal fisheries in Mauritania make a vital contribution to the economy and a unique and indispensable contribution to the country at large."

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