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Socio-economic impacts of Sargassum influx events on the fishery sector of Barbados

  title={Socio-economic impacts of Sargassum influx events on the fishery sector of Barbados},
  author={Nv Ramlogan and Patrick McConney and Hazel A. Oxenford},
Barbados, like other Eastern Caribbean islands, has been impacted by events of high Sargassum abundance, particularly in 2015. A major stakeholder group affected by these ‘Sargassum influx’ events is fisherfolk. The research examined the socio-economic impacts of Sargassum influxes on the Barbados fishery value chain, and the corresponding coping or adaptive mechanisms developed as a result of these impacts. The ability of fish landing data to capture trends directly related to the Sargassum… 
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