Friday, August 20, 2010

Socio-economic survey of commercial fishing in the Okavango Delta

The report "Socio-economic survey of commercial fishing in the Okavango Delta, Botswana by K. Mosepele and B.N. Ngwenya featured in the the recently published Okavango Report Series,#7 , is part of the BIOKAVANGO Fisheries sector, and aims at providing current data on the social and economic background of commercial fishing. The objectives of the survey included amongst others:
To provide a desktop survey of available information on the socioeconomics of commercial fishery, to assess existing literature on the impact of government financial assistance schemes on the commercialisation of the Okavango Delta fishery, to evaluate the viability and accessibility of alternative schemes for development of the fishery, to assess the the socio-economc status of commercial fisheries and to examine the present and potential role of women and children in commercial fishing in the Okavango Delta fishery. The report is now available in the HOORC Library.

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