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dc.contributor.authorSalmin, Yussuf Nen_UK
dc.contributor.authorJiddawi, Narriman Sen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGray, Timen_UK
dc.contributor.authorTemple, Andrew Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorStead, Selina Men_UK
dc.description.abstractThis study was conducted to explore the governance processes and socio-economic factors relevant to the potential implementation of bycatch mitigation for various vulnerable marine megafauna (rays, sharks, marine mammals and turtles) in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Questionnaire-based interviews were conducted between February and April 2017 with fishers (n= 240) at eight landing sites. One focus group discussion was held in each site and eleven key informant interviews were carried out. The study showed that current measures to manage bycatch rates are not explicit; no rules govern rays and sharks bycatch; and rules regarding marine mammal and sea turtle bycatch are poorly enforced. Binary logistic regression was used to determine the effect of five selected socio-economic factors (education, age, proportional fishing income, fishing experience, and the number of adults who bring income into the household) on the willingness of fishers to participate in potential future bycatch mitigation measures for marine megafauna. The results indicate that only one factor (the number of adults who bring income into the household) had any significant effect (p=0.016). These findings could benefit the future governance and management of marine megafauna in Zanzibar through a better understanding of what mitigation measures are more likely to be supported.en_UK
dc.publisherWestern Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)en_UK
dc.relationSalmin YN, Jiddawi NS, Gray T, Temple AJ & Stead SM (2019) Improving bycatch mitigation measures for marine megafauna in Zanzibar, Tanzania. WIO Journal of Marine Science, 18 (1), pp. 19-28.
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dc.subjectmarine mammalsen_UK
dc.titleImproving bycatch mitigation measures for marine megafauna in Zanzibar, Tanzaniaen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleWIO Journal of Marine Scienceen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderNewcastle Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationState University of Zanzibaren_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute of Fisheries Research, Zanzibaren_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNewcastle Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNewcastle Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNewcastle Universityen_UK
dc.description.refREF Eligible with Permitted Exceptionen_UK
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