Article

The controversial role of foreign fisheries consultants in Sierra Leone's coastal waters

Citation

Okeke-Ogbuafor N, Gray T & Stead SM (2020) The controversial role of foreign fisheries consultants in Sierra Leone's coastal waters. Marine Policy, 118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.12.018

Abstract
The use of foreign fisheries consultants in developing countries is increasing, despite growing controversy about their value. On the one hand, they bring expertise and analytic skills, which can turn around ailing fisheries, but on the other hand, their prescriptions may be inappropriate, based on ignorance or misunderstanding of local circumstances. This study, based on results from 51 key informant interviews and 199 survey questionnaires, finds the contributions of foreign fisheries consultants in Sierra Leone of limited benefit.

Keywords
Artisanal fishing; Industrial fishing; Fisheries management; Fisheries policy

Journal
Marine Policy: Volume 118

StatusPublished
FundersNewcastle University
Publication date31/08/2020
Publication date online22/12/2018
Date accepted by journal17/12/2018
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/28899
ISSN0308-597X
eISSN1872-9460