Angling for sustainable fisheries
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CTA. 2002. Angling for sustainable fisheries. Spore 102. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Africa s inland fisheries: The management challenge Edited by K Geheb and M-T Sarch, Fountain Publishers, 2002. 304pp. ISBN 9970022938 GBP 16.95 Euro 26
Fish in Africa s lakes and rivers is a highly exploited natural resource. Attempts to manage the resource in a more sustainable manner are proving to be a major challenge for government authorities as well as for community-based initiatives. Clashing interests not only over the fish themselves, but also over water, power and borders is resulting in only modest successes in the search for the sustainable management of fishery resources. Editors Geheb and Sarch have brought together 11 essays of empirical studies on these kinds of management issues for lakes Chad, Kariba, Victoria, Malawi, Chilwa, Tanganyika and the river Gambia, discussing policies, programmes and realities. A rich and rare account of a complex management problem, it does leave the reader with many questions. Luckily, the last chapter turns out to have a too modest title: A challenge met? Some final thoughts. It lists the issues clearly and serves as a synthesis almost a bibliography for where to look further. Africa s inland fisheries: The management challenge Edited by K Geheb and M-T Sarch, Fountain Publishers, 2002. 304pp. ISBN 9970022938 GBP 16.95 Euro 26 Fountain Publishers PO Box 488, Kampala, Uganda Outside Africa: African Books Collective The Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HU, UK Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.africanbookscollective.com