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Artisanal Fishing and Climate Change: The Case of Pemba, Mozambique

  • Iracema Hussein
  • Maria de Fátima Alves
  • Fernando MorgadoEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71063-1_121-1

Definitions

The fishing community concept includes the practices of fishing, identity, and other cultural, political-economic, and geographic processes. The concept is substantially dependent from the commercial, recreational, or subsistence harvest or processing of fishery resources to meet social and economic needs, and includes fishing vessel owners, operators, crew, and fish processors based in such community (Clay and Olson 2007).

Artisanal fishing corresponds to several small-scale, low-technology, low-capital fishing practices undertaken by individual fishing households. Many of these households are of coastal or island ethnic groups. Their production is usually not processed and is mainly for local consumption. Artisan fishing uses traditional fishing techniques such as rod and tackle, fishing arrows and harpoons, cast nets, and small (if any) traditional fishing boats. Artisan fishing may be undertaken for both commercial and subsistence reasons (FAO 2015).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iracema Hussein
    • 1
  • Maria de Fátima Alves
    • 2
    • 3
  • Fernando Morgado
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculty of Natural SciencesLúrio UniversityPembaMozambique
  2. 2.Centre for Functional EcologyUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.Department of Social Sciences and ManagementUniversidade AbertaLisbonPortugal
  4. 4.Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and Department of BiologyUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

Section editors and affiliations

  • Luis R. Vieira
    • 1
  1. 1.CIIMAR & ICBASUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal