Drivers of the distribution of fisher effort at Lake Alaotra, Madagascar
Understanding how fishers make decisions is important for improving management of fisheries. There is debate about the extent to which small-scale fishers follow an ideal free distribution (IFD) – distributing their fishing effort efficiently according to resource availability, rather than being influenced by social factors or personal preference. Using detailed data from 1,800 fisher catches and from semi-structured interviews with over 700 fishers at Lake Alaotra, the largest inland fishery...Expand abstract
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