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Socio-economic implications of the KwaZulu-Natal sardine run for local indigenous communities

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Show simple item record Myeza, Joyce Mason, Roger Bruce Peddemors, V. 2011-04-01T10:55:08Z 2011-04-01T10:55:08Z 2010
dc.description Originally published in: African Journal of Marine Science, Vol.32, No. 2, 2010. en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper reports on the findings from a study of the economic and social effects of the annual sardine run on the indigenous community on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Data were gathered using questionnaires and personal interviews with 329 members of the community, and their knowledge, perceptions and attitudes about the sardine run, as well as their level of involvement in, and the financial benefits accrued from it, were assessed. Although around two-thirds of those interviewed were aware of the sardine run and just over half participated in it, only some 17% benefited financially from it. However, despite this low level of participation, the financial benefit to the community could amount to R17-18 million, and as much as R34- 54 million if a multiplier effect of 2-3 is applied. There was a high level (over 70%) of willingness to learn more about the event, and to become more involved in training exercises that would allow local people to take advantage of opportunities arising from the sardine run. It is recommended that management strategies and development plans should be implemented towards assisting the indigenous communities to become more involved in the sardine run. en_US
dc.format.extent pp. 399-404 (6 p.) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher NISC Ltd. en_US
dc.rights This is the accepted, peer‐reviewed manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in African Journal of Marine Science 2010, 32(2): 399‐404 © 2010 copyright NISC (Pty) Ltd. The African Journal of Marine Science is available online at: en_US
dc.title Socio-economic implications of the KwaZulu-Natal sardine run for local indigenous communities en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.uri en_US
dc.dut-rims.pubnum DUT-000306

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