FAO FISHERIES TECHNICAL PAPER 466

FAO FISHERIES TECHNICAL PAPER 466

Participatory landing site development for artisanal fisheries livelihoods
Users' manual

by
Karin M. Verstralen
Consultant Socio-economist
Noeky M. Lenselink
Rural Development Sociologist
Ricardo Ramirez
Consultant
Max Wilkie
Consultant
and
Jan P. Johnson
Fishery Industry Officer
Fishery Technology Service
FAO Fisheries Department


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome, 2004

 

Table of Contents


Cover photograph:

The fishing community of Moree, Ghana throngs the beach to buy fish from returning boats and to help unload and maintain nets. Sustainable Fisheries Livelihoods Programme, GCP/INT/735/UK. FAO/23972/D. Minkoh

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ISBN 92-5-105181-X
ISSN 0429-9345

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Contents

Preparation of this document
Abstract
Acknowledgements

Introduction

Why use this manual?
Defining the main concepts: livelihood, landing sites, artisanal fisheries, participation
Achieving the most from participatory approaches
How this manual is organized

MAKING NECESSARY PREPARATIONS

UNIT 1: Beginning the planning process

Introduction
Finding a suitable landing site
Creating a working group
Devising a work plan
Soliciting feedback from landing site users
Before going on to the next unit

COLLECTING DATA

UNIT 2: Painting a picture of the landing site and its users

Introduction
Taking a census of landing site users
Creating institutional diagrams
Drafting general landing site maps
Producing more detailed landing site maps
Before going on to the next unit

UNIT 3: Preparing fisheries production chains

Introduction
Fishing chain: charting the activities that make fishing possible
Fish marketing chain: charting the steps from fish handling to sale
People chain: charting facilities that serve human needs
Before going on to the next unit

UNIT 4: Understanding the effects of changes over time

Introduction
Creating a historical time line
Producing a seasonal calendar
Before going on to the next unit

CONDUCTING A SITUATION ANALYSIS

UNIT 5: Bringing together all the elements

Introduction
Assessing internal strengths and weaknesses
Assessing external threats and opportunities
Conducting a cause-effect analysis
Prioritizing problems
Before going on to the next unit

DEVELOPING A STRATEGY

UNIT 6: Finding workable solutions

Introduction
Brainstorming for possible solutions
Conducting stakeholder analyses
Identifying partners
Formulating a strategy
Before going on to the next unit

UNIT 7: Creating a work plan

Introduction
Planning outputs and activities
Determining resources
Creating the implementation schedule
Planning monitoring and evaluation
Before going on to the next unit

TOWARDS IMPLEMENTATION

UNIT 8: The project proposal

Introduction
Creating the logical framework
Drafting the project description
Putting together the annexes
Before going on to implementation

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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