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Seasonal flows of economic benefits in small-scale fisheries in Liberia: A value chain analysis

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author jueseah, alvin slewion
dc.contributor.author Knutsson, Ogmundur
dc.contributor.author Kristofersson, Dadi
dc.contributor.author Tómasson, Tumi
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-23T14:09:03Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-23T14:09:03Z
dc.date.issued 2020-09
dc.identifier.citation Jueseah, A. S., et al. (2020). "Seasonal flows of economic benefits in small-scale fisheries in Liberia: A value chain analysis." Marine Policy 119: 104042.
dc.identifier.issn 0308-597X
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2226
dc.description Publisher's version (útgefin grein)
dc.description.abstract Artisanal fisheries employ small simple craft making fishers, processors and traders vulnerable to seasonal fluctuations. This study examines effects of seasonality on supply, trading relationships and benefits distribution in two small-scale fisheries in Liberia. Quantities of seafood traded in the dry season were 6 times higher than during the rainy season. Analysis of organizational structures and marketing channels of value chains; and the differences in net benefits of actors, show that market relationships promoted competition among buyers compared to captive relationships. The difference in net benefits between fishers and traders was significant but fishers net incomes were significantly reduced during the rainy season relative to fish traders. We identify key areas of possible policy interventions, such as improving quality and infrastructure, tackling power asymmetries and promoting increased competition among middlemen.
dc.description.sponsorship This study was supported by the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) of Liberia, within the framework of the Sectorial Support Program of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between Liberia and the EU and the UNESCO Fisheries Training Program in Iceland. All the fishermen and fish traders who provided valuable information through interviews, research assistants as well as anonymous revierwers of earlier manuscript are hereby acknowledged.
dc.format.extent 104042
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Elsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofseries Marine Policy;119
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Fanti bonny
dc.subject Kru cassava fish
dc.subject Net benefits
dc.subject Relationships
dc.subject Seasonality
dc.subject Small-scale fisheries
dc.subject Fiskveiðar
dc.subject Auðlindahagfræði
dc.title Seasonal flows of economic benefits in small-scale fisheries in Liberia: A value chain analysis
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Marine Policy
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104042
dc.relation.url https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X19305330?via%3Dihub
dc.contributor.department Hagfræðideild (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Economics (UI)
dc.contributor.school Félagsvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Social Sciences (UI)

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