African fisheries: their problems and opportunities and their role in the Sahelian familie

The problems of the fisheries of the Sahelian and other drought: stricken countries in Africa are described in relation to their normal level of operations in the pre-drought conditions as well as the conditions which pertain in current circumstances. The operational systems and resource basis of these fisheries are seen to be labour intensive. Fish stocking or water catchment dams and production from man-made lakes provide limited supplies for localized communities. The economic impact of fish trade is described. The traditional source of fish supply from such sources as the Niger River and Lake Chad have been severely diminished by the drought. Competitive supplies from marine sources have increased. The recovery of the fisheries of the lakes and river will be a slow process and can be assisted in various ways for which suggestions are provided.

Title: African fisheries: their problems and opportunities and their role in the Sahelian familie
Author: Allsopp, W.H.L.
Year: 1974
Periodical: Agricultural Economics Bulletin for Africa
Issue: 15
Pages: 1-12
Language: English
Geographic term: Subsaharan Africa
Abstract: The problems of the fisheries of the Sahelian and other drought: stricken countries in Africa are described in relation to their normal level of operations in the pre-drought conditions as well as the conditions which pertain in current circumstances. The operational systems and resource basis of these fisheries are seen to be labour intensive. Fish stocking or water catchment dams and production from man-made lakes provide limited supplies for localized communities. The economic impact of fish trade is described. The traditional source of fish supply from such sources as the Niger River and Lake Chad have been severely diminished by the drought. Competitive supplies from marine sources have increased. The recovery of the fisheries of the lakes and river will be a slow process and can be assisted in various ways for which suggestions are provided.