Poverty and Fisheries

  • Where does the conception of the poor fisher come from?
  • Is the fisher poor because he is fishing or is he fishing because he is poor?
  • What is the relation between the wealth created from fisheries and the fisheries as an employer of last resort?
  • Could a fishery become a poverty trap?
  • What role plays economic development in this context?
  • How does the development of property rights in fisheries change the picture?
  • What is really the situation in the world's fisheries today?
These are questions we will discuss in this lecture.


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Fisheries and Poverty

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The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA)

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) is the flagship publication of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. This premier advocacy document is published every two years with the purpose of providing policy-makers, civil society and those whose livelihoods depend on the sector a comprehensive, objective and global view of capture fisheries and aquaculture, including associated policy issues.

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Poverty and Fisheries

Draft paper on economic principles of management.