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The private sector in fisheries: The case of Ghana

The private sector in fisheries: The case of Ghana

Ames, G. R. and Bennett, C. J. (1993) The private sector in fisheries: The case of Ghana. Technical Report. Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, UK.

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Abstract

The research for this report consisted of two elements: a study of existing literature and data sets on Ghana fisheries, and a field trip to investigate the fishery first hand. The field work was divided roughly equally between key informants in the production, marketing and processing of artisanal and industrial fisheries. For individual fisherfolk, middle women and processors, a purposive sampling system was necessitated by the brevity of the period of research. Where possible, key informants were sought, such as chief fishmen, "Queen" fish mammies and heads of cooperative trading and processing bodies. The bias inherent in this approach is recognised by the authors. Other potential sources of error/bias are the lack of a seasonal perspective of the fishery, unrepresentative nature of the sample of interviews and the necessity to seek informants in accessible areas of Ghana. A number of key informants in Government institutions and agencies as well as donor agencies and universities were also interviewed in order to gain a wider perspective on the framework within which the fisheries sector operates. Where possible, a semi-structured interview format was used, with informants and groups of respondents encouraged to discuss the key issues broadly whilst allowing the flexibility to follow interesting insights as they appeared.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: fisheries, Ghana, fish, private sector, economy, pricing, marketing, income, employment, value chain analysis
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11963

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