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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.date.accessioned2023-01-04T13:30:06Z
dc.date.available2023-01-04T13:30:06Z
dc.date.issued2023-03-01
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 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2022.e01439en
dc.identifier.issn2468-2276
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 282290679
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 1f18ae56-9216-42fe-bc01-25fec591e385
dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:75C1823BFC82DBA63436C22237F5933A
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85143784867
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000901585700009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/26666
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.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofScientific Africanen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of African Institute of Mathematical Sciences / Next Einstein Initiative. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en
dc.subjectSmall water bodies (SWBs)en
dc.subjectSocioeconomic impacten
dc.subjectRestockingen
dc.subjectPost Coviden
dc.subjectKenyaen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.subjectSH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Anglingen
dc.subjectE-DASen
dc.subjectSDG 2 - Zero Hungeren
dc.subjectNISen
dc.subjectMCCen
dc.subject.lccQH301en
dc.subject.lccSHen
dc.titleRestocking of small water bodies for a post Covid recovery and growth of fisheries and aquaculture production : socioeconomic implicationsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Biologyen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2022.e01439
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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