Diversification strategies for sustaining small-scale fisheries activity: A multidimensional integrated approach

Author/s Giuseppina Carrà, Iuri Peri, Gabriella Antonella Vindigni
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/1 Language English
Pages 21 P. 79-99 File size 312 KB
DOI 10.3280/RISS2014-001006
DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation click here

Below, you can see the article first page

If you want to buy this article in PDF format, you can do it, following the instructions to buy download credits

Article preview

FrancoAngeli is member of Publishers International Linking Association, Inc (PILA), a not-for-profit association which run the CrossRef service enabling links to and from online scholarly content.

The paper suggests that the diverse livelihoods could properly be taken into account to endeavour the effort for more sustainable, flexible and adaptive small-scale fisheries. Diversification contributes to increase income and well-being, thereby providing an adaptive model that is consistent with the concepts of empowerment and social inclusion. Strategies embedded in the regional/local situation could provide results in order to involve individuals, and groups of actors and stakeholders in a decision making process based on an operational approach. The study described in this article is aimed at encouraging and strengthening the diversification activities of small-scale fisheries in the Ionian coastal area of Sicily. The cognitive maps and the AHP method have been used to work with groups of actors, experts and stakeholders active in the local coastal area through a structured and personalized process aimed at creating a shared visions of strategic actions directed to the policy makers.

Keywords: Small-scale fisheries; Diversification strategies; Sustainable wellbeing; Sustainability; Participatory approach; Cognitive map; Analytical Hierarchic Process.

  1. Allison E.H. (2003). Potential applications of a ‘sustainable livelihoods approach’ to management and policy development for European inshore fisheries. In Hart P., Johnson M. (eds.), Who owns the sea, Workshop proceedings, Tjarno Sweden, 24-27 June 2002: 53-99.
  2. Allison E.H., Ellis F. (2001). The livelihoods approach and management of small-scale fisheries. Marine Policy, 25: 377-388, DOI: 10.1016/S0308-597X(01)00023-9
  3. Baby S. (2013). AHP modeling for multicriteria decision-making and to optimise strategies for protecting coastal landscape resources. International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, 4(2): 218-227.
  4. Banxia Software Lda (1997). Decision Explorer User Manual.
  5. Barrett C.B., Reardon T., Webb P. (2001). Nonfarm income diversification and household livelihood strategies in rural Africa: concepts, dynamics, and policy implications. Food Policy, 26(4): 315-331, DOI: 10.1016/S0306-9192(01)00014-8
  6. Borrelli I.P., Cesaretti G.P., Misso R. (2013). The Sustainability of well-being: A complex issue. Rivista di Studi sulla Sostenibilità, 1: 43-54.
  7. Britton E., Coulthard S. (2013). Assessing the social wellbeing of Northern Ireland’s fishing society using a three-dimensional approach. Marine Policy, 37: 28-36, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.04.011
  8. Brugère C., Holvoet K., Allison E.H. (2008). Livelihood diversification in coastal and inland fishing communities: misconceptions, evidence and implications for fisheries management. Working paper, Sustainable Fisheries Livelihoods Programme (SFLP). Rome, FAO/DFID.ftp://ftp.fao.org/fi/document/sflp/wp/ diversification_june2008.pdf.
  9. Carrà G., Peri I. (2011). Sicurezza alimentare e processi di integrazione della regolazione pubblica e privata. Italian Journal of Agronomy, 6(2s): 50-54.
  10. Cognetti G., Sarà M., Magazzù G. (2008). Biologia Marina, Bologna: Calderini.
  11. Coulthard S., Johnson D., McGregor A. (2011). Poverty, sustainability and human wellbeing: a social wellbeing approach to the global fisheries crisis. Global Environmental Change, 21(2): 453-63, DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2011.01.003
  12. D’Amico M., Coppola A., Chinnici G., Di Vita G., Pappalardo G. (2013). Agricultural systems in the European Union: an analysis of regional differences. New Medit, 4: 28-34.
  13. Eden C. (1992). On the nature of cognitive maps. Journal of Management Studies, 29: 261-265, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.1992.tb00664.x
  14. Eden C., Ackermann F. (1992). Strategy development and implementation - the role of a group decision support system. In Kinney S., Bostrom R., Watson R. (Eds.), Computer Augmented Teamwork: A Guided Tour, New York: Van Nostrand and Reinhold: 325-342.
  15. FARNET (2011). Diversification of fisheries areas. European Commission, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Director-General. https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fpfis/cms/farnet/files/documents/FARNET_Magazine_04_EN.pdf.
  16. Ferrol-Schulte D., Wolff M., Ferse S., Glaser M. (2013). Sustainable Livelihoods Approach in tropical coastal and marine social-ecological systems: A review Marine Policy, 42, November: 253-258, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2013.03.007
  17. Forcada A., Valle C., Sanchez-Lizaso J.L., Bayle-Sempere J.T., Corsi F. (2010). Structure and spatio-temporal dynamics of artisanal fisheries around a Mediterranean marine protected area. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 67(2): 191-203, DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsp234
  18. Hirsch D., Abrami G., Giordano R., Liersch S., Matin N., Schlüter M. (2010). Participatory research for adaptive water management in a transition country – a case study from Uzbekistan. Ecology and Society, 15(3): 23.
  19. Keeney R.L. (1992). Valued-Focused thinking: A path to creative decisionmaking, Cambridge, MA: Harvard Press.
  20. Kelly G.A. (1955). The psychology of personal constructs, New York: Norton.
  21. Macfadyen G., Salz P., Cappell R. (2011). Characteristics of small-scale coastal fisheries in Europe. Study, Directorate General for Internal Policies. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/etudes/join/2011/460059/IPOLPECH_ET(2011)460059_EN.pdf.
  22. Malorgio G., Malazzani L. (2013), Enhancing small-scale fisheries value chains in the Mediterranean and Black Sea. Draft text, General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean First Regional Symposium on Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, St. Julian’s, Malta, 27-30 November 2013.http://www.ssfsymposium.org/Documents/FullVersion/BPIV _Part1.pdf.
  23. McGregor J.A. (2009). Building sustainable governance. Human wellbeing in fishing communities. Paper Prepared for ESPA Workshop 1, Institute for Ocean Management, Chennai, India, pp. 1-8, http://www.ids.ac.uk/idspublication/ human-wellbeing-in-fishing-communities.
  24. MIPAF-IREPA (2012). http://www.irepa.org/it/sistan.html.
  25. Nijkamp P., Vindigni G. (2000). Spatial Environmental Evaluation of Alternative EU Agricultural Scenarios for Mediterranean Countries. Journal of Environmental System, 28(1): 73-92.
  26. OECD (2005). Multifunctionality in Agriculture: What role for private initiatives?, Paris: OECD.
  27. OECD (2009). The role of agriculture and farm household diversification in the rural economy: Evidence and initial policy implications, Paris: OECD.
  28. Oliver P. (2004). Which Fishery Policy for the Mediterranean Sea? New Medit, 4: 2-4.
  29. Saaty T.L. (1980), The Analytic Hierarchy Process, New York: McGraw-Hill.
  30. Symes D., Phillipson J. (2009). Whatever became of social objectives in fisheries policy? Fisheries Research, 95: 1-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2008.08.001
  31. Urquhart J., Acott T., Reed M., Courtney P. (2011). Setting an agenda for social science research in fisheries policy in Northern Europe. Fisheries Research, 108: 240-247.
  32. Urquhart J., Acott T., Zhao M. (2013), Introduction: Social and cultural impacts of marine fisheries, Marine Policy, 37: 1-2.
  33. Van Der Ploeg J.D., Roep D. (2003). Multifunctionality and rural development: the actual situation in Europe. In Van Huylenbroeck G., Durand G. (Eds.), Multifunctional Agriculture. A new paradigm for European agriculture and Rural Development, Burlington, VT (USA) e Aldershot (UK): Ashgate.
  34. Vindigni G., Peri I., Urso A. (2013). Biodiversity and ecosystem approach as political discourse. Quality-Access to Success, 14, Suppl. 1, March: 11-17.

  • Resilience of an inshore fishing population in Hong Kong: Paradox and potential for sustainable fishery policy Jerry Patchell, Christopher Cheng, in Marine Policy /2019 pp.157
    DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.10.008
  • The invisible (woman) entrepreneur? Shifting the discourse from fisheries diversification to entrepreneurship Madeleine Gustavsson, in Sociologia Ruralis /2021 pp.743
    DOI: 10.1111/soru.12343
  • Research on the Supply Efficiency of Marine Ecological Products in the Yangtze River Delta Costal Urban Agglomerations Based on DEA-Tobit Model Yixiong He, Weiming Song, Fan Yang, in Sustainability /2021 pp.6840
    DOI: 10.3390/su13126840
  • New Metropolitan Perspectives Alba Distaso, Giuseppa Romeo, Claudio Marcianò, pp.124 (ISBN:978-3-030-52868-3)
  • The Role of Credence Attributes in Consumer Choices of Sustainable Fish Products: A Review Giulia Maesano, Giuseppe Di Vita, Gaetano Chinnici, Gioacchino Pappalardo, Mario D'Amico, in Sustainability /2020 pp.10008
    DOI: 10.3390/su122310008
  • New Metropolitan Perspectives Monica Palladino, Carlo Cafiero, Claudio Marcianò, pp.124 (ISBN:978-3-319-92101-3)

Giuseppina Carrà, Iuri Peri, Gabriella Antonella Vindigni, Diversification strategies for sustaining small-scale fisheries activity: A multidimensional integrated approach in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 1/2014, pp 79-99, DOI: 10.3280/RISS2014-001006