This PhD thesis presents a case study of one of the artisanal fishing groups active in the West African region, namely the Anlo-Ewe beach seine fishermen in Ghana, showing how these fishermen negotiate livelihood space. The thesis is built around three themes characterisitic of artisanal fisheries in Ghana, each of which adds to the complexity and dynamics of fisheries governance in Africa. The first is that fishing is central to the livelihoods of fishermen, which are understood as being wider in scope than income alone. The second is the mobility of artisanal fishermen, since, many have migrated within and beyond Ghana to fish. The third is the pluralism of governance systems, in the context of which the fishermen actively negotate livelihood space. The publication is accompanied by a DVD entitled 'If you do good: beach seine fishing in Ghana', a film by Marloes Kraan. [ASC Leiden abstract]
Free online at http://hdl.handle.net/1887/13977


Year of publication: 2009
Series: African Studies Collection
Volume: 19
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978-90-5448-089-1
Auteur
Marloes Kraan
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African Studies Centre
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