International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2017, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part A
Assessment of fisheries resource-use conflict management strategies among artisanal fishers of the Kenya coastAuthor(s):
Tunje JG, Tole MP, Shauri HS, Hoorweg JC and Munga CNAbstract:
Fisheries resource use conflicts are common among artisanal fishers of tropical developing coastal areas. These can be resolved by various conflict management strategies. An assessment of these fisheries resource-use conflict management strategies currently used by artisanal fishers along the Kenyan coast was conducted by studying how effective they are in resolving conflicts amongst the fishers. The study adopted a survey approach where 197 active fishers were systematically interviewed at selected fish landing sites of Kuruwitu, Mnarani and Uyombo using a semi-structured questionnaire. Both traditional and modern approaches of conflict management as well as legislative fisheries regulations are used to manage fisheries resource-use conflicts. The use of modern conflict resolution strategies (p=0.932), and fisheries regulations (p=0.740) had no significant relationship with effectiveness across study sites. On the other hand, use of traditional approaches had significant relationship with effectiveness (p < 0.05) across study sites. The study concludes that a blanket conflict resolution mechanism is not effective and that a holistic approach in managing conflicts incorporating traditional strategies should be adopted.Pages: 37-42 | 939 Views 37 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Tunje JG, Tole MP, Shauri HS, Hoorweg JC, Munga CN. Assessment of fisheries resource-use conflict management strategies among artisanal fishers of the Kenya coast. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2017;5(5):37-42.