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dc.creatorAheto, D.W.
dc.creatorAsare, N.K.
dc.creatorTenkorang, E.Y.
dc.creatorAsare, C.
dc.creatorOkyere, I.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-27T09:35:28Z
dc.date.available2018-09-27T09:35:28Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier3377.pdf
dc.identifier.citationSustainability 4(11): 2785-2794
dc.identifier.issn2071-1050
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/991
dc.description.abstractIn order to achieve sustainable fishing livelihoods in coastal communities, data on profitability of small-scale fisheries relative to fish species caught and gear types used by fishermen is required as part of a broader fisheries management strategy. This study was undertaken with this in mind. Interviews were conducted among 60 fishermen between February and March 2010. Economic assessment of small-scale fishing activities were done using questionnaires based on direct market pricing and contingent valuation methods. The results indicate that highly profitable fish species include Epinephelus aeneus, Sparus caeruleostictus, Dentex angolensis and Lutjanus goreensis valued at US$2.97, US$2.87, US$2.85 and US$2.63 per kilogram respectively. The less profitable species include Dasyatis margarita, Caranx crysos and Sardinella aurita valued at US$0.34, US$0.66 and US$ 0.85 per kilogram respectively. Although Sardinella aurita was among the less valuable fish species, it was the main species driving profits for the fishermen due to its high share volume among the fish catches. Findings from this study suggest high rates of exploitation, in that stocks generally cannot provide for increased economic return in the face of increased investment. This is a clear indicator that the open-access nature of Ghanaian fisheries is not sustainable, and management reform is well overdue.
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dc.languageEn
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.sourceSustainability
dc.titleProfitability of small-scale fisheries in Elmina, Ghana
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAheto, D.W. et al. (2012). Profitability of small-scale fisheries in Elmina, Ghana. Sustainability 4(11): 2785-2794
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.coverage.countryGhana
cg.coverage.regionAfrica
cg.identifier.worldfish3377
cg.subject.agrovocfisheries
cg.subject.agrovoclivelihoods
cg.subject.agrovocsmall-scale fisheries
cg.subject.worldfishcoastal communities
cg.subject.worldfishfisheries management
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Cape Coast
cg.contributor.affiliationMarine Fisheries and Research Division
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Cape Coast
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFish
cg.identifier.statusOpen access
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexed
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorAsare, C.
cg.description.themeResilient small-scale fisheries


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