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Title:Namibian fish resources: an alternative conservation policy
Author:Rostami, Helieh
Periodical:South African Journal of Economics
Geographic term:Namibia
Subjects:marine fisheries
fish processing
External link:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1813-6982.1990.tb00953.x
Abstract:Fish resources along the Namibian coast have been so thoroughly depleted over the period 1968-1980 that close to 68 percent of the fishing fleet and processing plants of Walvis Bay were either moved to other coasts in South Africa and South America or closed down and their equipment made redundant. The fishing industry provided employment for about 2.5 percent of the Namibian workforce in 1974, but this figure has declined to 0.9 percent in 1988. On the assumption that the conservation of fish resources will become a national priority in Namibia, this study introduces a preliminary step in the direction of a rational exploitation of this resource. In the first section, two different methods of measuring resource scarcity are examined (the unit cost method, introduced by H.J. Barnett and C. Morse (1963) and the rental rate method of W.D. Schulze (1974)). In the second section, an alternative conservation policy is proposed while the third section presents a brief study of the major costs and benefits of the suggested policy. Unfortunately, for want of better the study is based on unreliable and inconsistent data. Bibliogr., notes