Poverty Mosaics: Realities and Prospects in Small-Scale by Svein Jentoft, Arne Eide

By Svein Jentoft, Arne Eide


Small-scale fisheries are a big resource of foodstuff and employment world wide. but, many small-scale fishers paintings in stipulations which are neither secure nor safe. thousands of them are negative, and sometimes they're socially and politically marginalized. Macro-economic and institutional mechanisms are necessary to handle those poverty and vulnerability difficulties; even if, 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 focus on it; and the demanding situations they face to extend resiliency and increase their lives for the better.


This e-book presents an international point of view, situating small-scale fisheries in the extensive educational discourse on poverty, fisheries administration and improvement. In-depth case reviews from fifteen nations in Latin the United States, Europe, South and Southeast Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa, display the significantly complicated ecological, financial, social, cultural and political contexts of this area. Conclusions for policy-making, formulated as a joint assertion by way of the authors, argue that fisheries improvement, poverty relief, and source administration needs to be built-in inside a accomplished governance process that still seems to be past fisheries.


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

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But not all fishing cooperatives in Sri Lanka are functioning well. Some have focused on promoting welfare at the expense of resource conservation. Thus for cooperatives to work properly, there is still room for improvement. In Chap. 18, we are back on the African continent where Ana Menezes, Arne Eide, and Jesper Raakjær describe how Mozambique has undergone major regime shifts and policy changes over the last few decades. After independence, governments changed approaches toward the development of coastal fisheries.

Notably, the countries are primarily the locus and not the research focus (cf. Arensberg 1961). This means that the case studies in this volume do not attempt to provide a comprehensive overview of small-scale fisheries in those countries. Instead, they investigate specific issues pertaining to small-scale fisheries, poverty, vulnerability, and sustainable development in the social and cultural contexts of particular communities and regions. This is also why the book is not organized with a regional presentation, but rather follows a thematic order.

He also believes that fishers need to change some cultural attitudes toward the fishery being naturally open-access. Chapter 13 by Miguel Gonzalez brings the reader across the Atlantic again, this time to Nicaragua and a community situated at the banks of the Pearl Lagoon basin on the Caribbean Coast. He locates small-scale livelihood fishing into the wider historic, economic, and political contexts of people of diverse ethnic origins. Fishing is not the only thing they do, and people, therefore, also need secure access to land and forest resources.

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