3. Assumptions (substantive level)

Drawn from Andy Thorpe, Neil L. Andrew and Edward H. Allison (2007)
  • Fisher poverty is not a uni-dimensional phenomenon.
  • Fisher deprivation cannot be wholly captured by measures of income-poverty alone.
  • Fishers may not necessarily always be the poorest of the poor.
  • Fisheries households/communities are not all equally vulnerable.
  • Survival often demands of fishers to participate in a variety of income-generating activities.
  • Although macro and sectoral policy can reduce poverty within the fisheries sector, specific, local policy interventions may also be necessary
  • There is no-size-fits-all approach to poverty reduction in fisheries.
  • There is an imperative to develop more appropriate frameworks to guide our research on understanding both the complexity and drivers of poverty.
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