West Africa Fisheries Programme – Liberia. Participatory Survey for Fisheries Resource Assessment

The objective of the assignment was to support the Bureau of National Fisheries in undertaking a participatory survey to identify the fisheries resources to be managed by the Co-Management Association at Robertsport and to propose potential territorial use rights (TURFs) boundaries.

Specific tasks undertaken included:

    1. Leading a participatory fisheries resource assessment, with participation from the Kru and Fanti fishing communities in Robertsport, utilizing such participatory assessment tools as fishers indigenous knowledge, resource maps, transects, trend diagrams, survey and key informant interviews.

    2. Working with the community participants to analyse and report on the findings of the assessment.

    3. Identification of technical aspects of the fisheries, including type (subsistence/small-scale/commercial/industrial), boats, fishing gear/technology, species harvested, resource use patterns during the year, fishing areas; species composition in the area and species targeted; level of exploitation; and history of resource use and exploitation

    4. Providing data on the physical setting of marine and coastal resources, ambient environment, climate, oceanography (bathymetry, current/circulation patterns, tidal flows, water quality, runoff patterns, substrate), important habitats (coral reef, seagrass, mangroves, wetlands, beaches, soft-bottoms, estuaries, lagoons, bays)

    5. Preparation of maps including a base features map, resource use map, fishing area and pattern map, and coastal and marine habitat map

    6. Identification on a map of proposed TURF boundaries 

Ref: 

LR1434

Start Date: 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 to Friday, September 30, 2011

Services Provided: 

  • Artisanal fisheries management
  • Participatory resource assessment
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Preparation  of maps
  • Proposal of Territorial use rights (TURF) boundaries using maps
  • Report writing and review

% as lead firm: 

100

Proportion MRAG: 

100

Duration (months): 

6

Number of Staff: 

2

Name of Client: 

Government of Liberia

Client Address: 

United Kingdom

Project Tags: 

Services: 

Origin of Funding: 

IDF/WARFP

Country: 

Liberia

Project Value: 

25 000

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