The fisheries of Oman: A situation analysis

Belwal, Rakesh., Belwal, Shweta. and Al Jabri, Omar. (2015) The fisheries of Oman: A situation analysis. Marine Policy, 61 237-248. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2015.07.017

Author Belwal, Rakesh.
Belwal, Shweta.
Al Jabri, Omar.
Title The fisheries of Oman: A situation analysis
Journal name Marine Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0308-597X
Publication date 2015-11
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.marpol.2015.07.017
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 61
Start page 237
End page 248
Total pages 12
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract This research paper presents a situation analysis of artisanal fishermen on the Batinah coast of Oman, conducted within the scope of a project that had a broader mandate on training needs assessment (TNA). The collection of data followed a structured survey approach where the questionnaires were administered to 1934 fishermen and were analyzed by a mixed method approach. The findings were triangulated-from information gained from the observations of fishermen and the discussions held with other stakeholders. The research found that the majority of fishermen on the Batinah coast were not appropriately educated and trained. Most of them followed irregular routines, earned little money from fishing, had low savings, faced financial constraints, and lacked knowhow of modern fishing techniques and post-harvest dealings. The fishermen’s performance over several key variables revealed a need for a consolidated marine policy that takes into consideration a host of issues related to the governance of artisanal fisheries and its sustainability and contribution to the economic activities in Oman.
Keyword Fishermen
Artisanal fisheries
Socioeconomic aspects
Situation analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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