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Livelihood and Food Security: Balancing Conservation Policies with Stakeholders Engagement for Sustainable Livelihood Systems among Diversed Artisanal Fishers in Rural Coastal Areas of South Africa | Abstract
Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

Abstract

Livelihood and Food Security: Balancing Conservation Policies with Stakeholders Engagement for Sustainable Livelihood Systems among Diversed Artisanal Fishers in Rural Coastal Areas of South Africa

Hosu, Y.S

Poor people residing in the coastal areas result to artisanal fishing for food security and also to supplement their livelihood activities. This study examines the impact of restricted number of daily fish catch policy of South Africa on sustainable livelihood systems of the artisanal fishermen/women in the rural coastal area of Port Elizabeth. Snowball sampling method was used to identify 60 artisanal fishers and questionnaire was used to obtain first hand data on their fishing activity as well as how legislation, local governance and access right has influenced their activities. Expectations from government and private sector ideas were also explored towards the development of fisheries sector for the benefits of all stakeholders. Descriptive statistics and stakeholder analysis methods were used to analyse the data collected from the respondents.

Published Date: 2021-09-11;

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