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West-African Coastal Societies and Fishery Spaces

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dc.contributor.author Cormier-Salem, Marie Christine en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:44:46Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:44:46Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-06-28 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-06-28 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2359
dc.description.abstract From introduction: "West-African small-scale fishing is characterised by a very remarkable dynamic. It is designed as the blue gold of a lot of West-African countries. This sector is very important, economically (high increase of catches, market integration) and socially (increase of fishermen population). This sector is also characterised by its diversity. A long range of the studies have underlined the complexity of West-African fishing systems, each of them based on specific ecosystems, resources exploitation, techniques, commercial network and social organisations. Fisheries intensification, fishing systems diversification and migration patterns extension are for sure the major phenomena of the last 40 years. These changes lead to question the forms of resource regulation. "From a certain point of view, open property resource and predator behaviour of migratory fishermen are considered as the conditions of this dynamic. Fishery resources over-exploitation and/or conflicts between fishermen communities (outsiders vs indigenous, migratory vs sedentary, inland vs maritime fishermen etc.) could be seen as the lonely issues. However, without denying these risks, most of the studies about West-African small-scale fishing emphasize the efficiency of community-based management and control of resources. "The aim of this communication is to show the complexity of resources regulation and spaces appropriation among West-African societies. Through the case study of the Southern Rivers (the West-African coast from Senegal to Sierra Leone), the attention will be first focused on methodological approach. Then a new definition of the notion of fishing territory will be suggested and discussed." en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject coastal resources en_US
dc.subject ecosystems en_US
dc.subject migration en_US
dc.title West-African Coastal Societies and Fishery Spaces en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Reinventing the Commons, the Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates May 24-28, 1995 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Bodoe, Norway en_US
dc.submitter.email aurasova@indiana.edu en_US

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