1. Introduction.- 2. The nature and causes of poverty: an overview.- 3. The Sustainable Livelihoods Approach: the importance of policies, institutions and process.- 4. Some poverty approaches and their applications to Senegal.- 5. Poverty in small-scale fisheries: A review and some further thoughts.- 6. The challenge of managing small-scale fisheries with reference to poverty alleviation.- 7. Poverty profiles of artisanal fishers: methods based on the SLA model.- 8. The sustainable livelihoods approach and the improvement of the living conditions of fishing communities: relevance, applicability and applications.- 9. Fisheries co-management and poverty alleviation in the context of the Sustainable Livelihood Approach; a case study in the fishing communities of Aby Lagoon in Côte d'Ivoire.- 10. Socio-economic impacts of different fisheries management strategies at the local level.- 11. Fisheries development, poverty alleviation and small-scale fisheries: a review of policy and performance in developing countries since 1950.- 12. Fisheries management, poverty alleviation and the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries.- 13. The work of the Sustainable Fisheries Livelihoods Programme (SFLP) in West Africa.- 14. Poverty in coastal fishing communities.
This book offers new perspectives on poverty in small-scale fisheries, introducing innovative concepts and ideas and drawing upon recent knowledge generated by in-depth case studies. The text makes explicit connections with the Sustainable Livelihood Approach and the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries - two prominent frameworks which are recognized, applied and promoted internationally by scholars, practitioners and donor agencies in their work on fisheries development.