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

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Nwamaka Okeke-Ogbuafor, Professor Tim Gray, Professor Selina Stead



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© 2018 Elsevier Ltd 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.

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Author(s): Okeke-Ogbuafor N, Gray T, Stead SM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Marine Policy

Year: 2020

Volume: 118

Print publication date: 01/08/2020

Online publication date: 22/12/2018

Acceptance date: 17/12/2018

Date deposited: 04/01/2019

ISSN (print): 0308-597X

ISSN (electronic): 1872-9460

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.12.018


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