Global Reach, Local Impact

Impact of Distant Water Fishing on artisanal in Cameroon, Gabon and Nigeria

The research study titled “GLOBAL REACH, LOCAL CONSEQUENCES: Impact of Distant Water Fishing on Artisanal in Cameroon, Gabon, and Nigeria” explores the complex interplay between global fishing practices and their localized effects on artisanal fishing communities in three West African countries. As the demand for seafood increases worldwide, industrial distant water fishing fleets have expanded their operations to distant coasts, potentially disrupting traditional artisanal fishing practices and threatening the livelihoods of local communities. This research aims to shed light on the socio-economic and environmental implications of this phenomenon in Cameroon, Gabon, and Nigeria, seeking to inform policymakers, stakeholders, and conservationists about sustainable strategies that can mitigate adverse impacts and promote the coexistence of both fishing sectors.