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dc.contributor.authorAura, Christopher Mulanda
dc.contributor.authorNyamweya, Chrisphine S.
dc.contributor.authorNjagi, Grace
dc.contributor.authorMwarabu, Ruth Lewo
dc.contributor.authorOngore, Collins Onyango
dc.contributor.authorAwuor, Fonda Jane
dc.contributor.authorKeyombe, James Last
dc.contributor.authorMusa, Safina
dc.contributor.authorAwandu, Hezron
dc.contributor.authorAwoko, Winnie
dc.contributor.authorMacharia, Sammy
dc.contributor.authorAbila, Richard Oginga
dc.identifier.citationAura , C M , Nyamweya , C S , Njagi , G , Mwarabu , R L , Ongore , C O , Awuor , F J , Keyombe , J L , Musa , S , Awandu , H , Awoko , W , Macharia , S & Abila , R O 2023 , ' Restocking of small water bodies for a post Covid recovery and growth of fisheries and aquaculture production : socioeconomic implications ' , Scientific African , vol. 19 , e01439 .
dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:75C1823BFC82DBA63436C22237F5933A
dc.descriptionFunding: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and The Government of Kenya through the Aquaculture Business Development Programme (ABDP) funded the restocking and data collection and processing.en
dc.description.abstractRestocking of fish in Small Water Bodies (SWBs) is one of the technologies that can be used to enhance fish-food production for post Covid recovery and growth in food security, and national development. The current study aimed at assessing the socioeconomic impact and stock performance of restocked Nile tilapia fingerlings in SWBs in 15 counties in the Western and Central regions where the Aquaculture Business Development Programme (ABDP) is implemented. The study employed both primary and secondary data from socioeconomics, environmental characteristics and fisheries and aquaculture aspects. There was no restocked dam with a low (< 1.66) socioeconomic impact, indicating the potential for restocking. The majority (n = 27; 79%) of the restocked SWBs had a moderate (1.66 – 2.33) impact, owing to the inherent constraints of adoptability by the local community. Twenty one percent (n = 7; 21%) of the SWBs had a high (2.34 - 3.00) impact and with better environmental conditions. The average condition factor (K) of tilapia in restocked SWBs was 1.24 ± 0.53 SD, suggesting excellent fish growth condition. Notably, restocking the SWBs could benefit riparian fishing communities by improving their livelihoods and providing food and nutritional security. Given the limited exploitation of fish in most SWBs in the developing countries, additional community awareness and capacity building interventions are needed to enhance optimal use of SWBs in post Covid era.
dc.relation.ispartofScientific Africanen
dc.subjectSmall water bodies (SWBs)en
dc.subjectSocioeconomic impacten
dc.subjectPost Coviden
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.subjectSH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Anglingen
dc.subjectSDG 2 - Zero Hungeren
dc.titleRestocking of small water bodies for a post Covid recovery and growth of fisheries and aquaculture production : socioeconomic implicationsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Biologyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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