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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2021, Vol. 9, Issue 6, Part A

Effects of fisheries policy implementation strategies on regulatory compliance in the small-scale fisheries sector in Lake Victoria: A case study of Busia County, Kenya


Author(s): Timothy Odende, Albert Long Ora, Erick O Ogello and Fonda Jane Awuor

Abstract: Lake Victoria is an integral part of Kenya's food production system. Fisheries policies and regulations have been formulated and implemented for sustainable management of the lake's resources, but the lake's ecological health continues to deteriorate. This study investigated the effect of fisheries policy implementation strategies on regulatory compliance in the small-scale fisheries sector in Lake Victoria, in Busia County, Kenya. A descriptive and explanatory research design was applied to a cross-section of randomly selected 324 respondents. Findings from the study show that legitimacy was not significant in compliance on closed seasons and mesh size regulations (0.05). Examining the fishery's specific conditions is required to debate the importance of non-recognized regulations, why this happens, and how to strengthen the procedures to make them legal. The study further indicated that fishermen with consistent income do not violate the regulations (0.05). Government commitment is thus required to implement long-term alternative livelihood strategies to increase compliance with fisheries regulations.

DOI: 10.22271/fish.2021.v9.i6a.2582

Pages: 23-29  |  653 Views  205 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Timothy Odende, Albert Long Ora, Erick O Ogello, Fonda Jane Awuor. Effects of fisheries policy implementation strategies on regulatory compliance in the small-scale fisheries sector in Lake Victoria: A case study of Busia County, Kenya. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2021;9(6):23-29. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/fish.2021.v9.i6a.2582
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