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By Svein Jentoft, Arne Eide

Small-scale fisheries are an enormous resource of foodstuff and employment world wide. but, many small-scale fishers paintings in stipulations which are neither secure nor safe. hundreds of thousands of them are terrible, and infrequently they're socially and politically marginalized. Macro-economic and institutional mechanisms are necessary to handle those poverty and vulnerability difficulties; in spite of the fact that, interventions on the local people point also are useful. This calls for deep knowing of what poverty skill to the fishers, their households and groups; how they take care of it; and the demanding situations they face to extend resiliency and increase their lives for the better.

This ebook presents a world standpoint, situating small-scale fisheries in the large educational discourse on poverty, fisheries administration and improvement. In-depth case experiences from fifteen nations in Latin the USA, Europe, South and Southeast Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa, show the vastly complicated ecological, financial, social, cultural and political contexts of this region. Conclusions for policy-making, formulated as a joint assertion by means of the authors, argue that fisheries improvement, poverty relief, and source administration has to be built-in inside of a entire governance technique that still appears to be like past fisheries.

The medical editors, Svein Jentoft and Arne Eide, are either with the Norwegian university of Fishery technological know-how, college of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics, collage of Tromsø, Norway.

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Http://povfish. com/ 1 Setting the Stage 5 and vulnerability, or not? What are the conditions and opportunities for converting the vicious circle of poverty into a virtuous one? These are questions that the PovFish project was initiated to address, and which the authors of the chapters in this volume are discussing, each in their own way. They have also exchanged their knowledge at joint sessions throughout the project process, including the World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress in Bangkok, 17–22 October 2010.

1 16 A. Eide et al. is a shift from industrialized countries to the developing world. The introduction of Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ), stock collapses, economic growth of developing countries, and an increased demand for fish products in the world are factors explaining the current dominance of developing countries in the global fish trade. Today, about 80% of the world’s fisheries production takes place in developing countries; their share of the world fish trade value has passed 50%, and is steadily increasing.

54 a Fisher figures calculated from FAO (1999 and 2009, p. 23, Table 5). 1 Number in millions of capture fishers and total populations 1970–2005, and the relation between the twoa 2 −12 62 44 −36 57 151 72 89 5 71 77 Percentage increase 1970–2005 156 51 207 52 8 178 2 Avoiding Poverty: Distributing Wealth in Fisheries 19 20 A. Eide et al. 3 Fisheries Development and Economic Growth Capture fishing is one of the oldest sources of livelihood in human existence and displays an amazing technical variety (Von Brandt 1984).

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