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Small-scale fisheries development : a challenge for the 1980s (English)

Given the new regime of the seas, the big challenge of the 1980s will be to achieve the economic and social objectives that developing countries have outlined for fisheries development. The major contribution of the subsector to development comes from its impact on the indigenous groups through the production of food, the creation of productive employment, and the generation of higher income levels. Greater emphasis on the role of fisheries in rural development is necessary, in which small-scale fisheries development will play a vital part. These small-scale fisheries can contribute to both a fuller and more economical utilization of existing resources and to the increased productivity of a population which has fishing as its only or main source of income and welfare. Development will be influenced by the present and potential demand for fish, available technology, and cost of production. Significant priority should be given adoption of strategies that take into account the steady increase in energy cost and that give explicit attention to environmental concerns.




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Sfeir-Younis, Alfredo AGR

Small-scale fisheries development : a challenge for the 1980s (English). AGREP Division working paper ; no. AGP 17 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.