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Title: Allocation and exploitation of fishing rights in disadvantaged communities
Theme(s) Fisheries, Biodiversity
Method(s) Policy Instruments, Multi Criteria Analysis

General Information

The proposed research arises out of the allocation of fishing rights in the Western Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa. Many fishing communities have had their traditional livelihoods threatened by over-fishing of relevant stocks. The South African government has in principle decided that a certain proportion of the total allowable catches or fishing effort shall be allocated to applicants from such communities. The proposed research addresses both the decision process whereby rights are allocated and the empowerment of members of the community effectively to utilize the opportunities offered by rights allocations. The project will involve action research on two fisheries (still to be selected) and in two associated communities. Different decision support options will be explored and developed to facilitate both the rights allocation process and fishing strategies in the communities.

Project partner: University of cape town


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Project: South Africa
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Project: South Africa

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