Fluctuating Fisheries in Africa ' s Inland Waters : Well Adapted Livelihoods , Maladapted Management

  title={Fluctuating Fisheries in Africa ' s Inland Waters : Well Adapted Livelihoods , Maladapted Management},
  author={M T Sarch and Edward H Allison},
This paper evaluates evidence that fish stocks in Africa's inland waters are climate-driven and cannot be stabilized by conventional fisheries management measures. We draw on published material and our own recent and on-going research in Lake Chad and the East African Great Lakes area to propose that fisherfolk's livelihood strategies are well adapted to both seasonal and inter-annual climate-induced fluctuations. We argue that current State-led fisheries management fails to recognize the… CONTINUE READING

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