Performances Économiques Comparées Des Unités De Pêche En Lagune Et Des Alternatives Agricoles Et Aquacoles À Grand-Lahou (Côte d’Ivoire)

  • Balle Ségbé Guy Romaric Université Peleforo GON COULIBALY Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ouattara Allassane Université Nangui Abrogoua
  • Vanga Adja Ferdinand Université Peleforo GON COULIBALY Côte d’Ivoire
  • Gourene Germain Université Nangui Abrogoua Côte d’Ivoire

Abstract

The lagoons are high biological and economic potential areas exploited by thousands of fishermen. Otherwise, the persistent use of pesticides in fisheries may be perceived as a response of fishermen to lower yields and, consequently, to reduced income from fishing activities. In this context, the hypothesis of a lack of profitability concerning the activity of professional fishermen was therefore raised. To reach this goal, a market survey, investments and fish landings were carried out in order to analyze the profitability and economic performance of this activity. It recorded 5227 catch exits from a sample of 35 fixed fishermen in 7 villages. These were followed 15 times a month for 12 months whenever possible. In practice, approximately 60% of the suspected activity of professional fishermen has been observed. After elaborating the annual operating accounts and calculating the performance ratios, it appears that the lagoon fishing activity of Grand-Lahou is profitable and competitive compared to the alternative economic activities of the study area. However, performance is not homogeneous between villages. This suggests a fishing-related effect on fishers' performance. In addition, it is the Liza falcipinnis and Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus species that significantly influence the value of production and hence income.

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Published
2017-05-31
How to Cite
Romaric, B. S. G., Allassane, O., Ferdinand, V. A., & Germain, G. (2017). Performances Économiques Comparées Des Unités De Pêche En Lagune Et Des Alternatives Agricoles Et Aquacoles À Grand-Lahou (Côte d’Ivoire). European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 13(13), 211. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2017.v13n13p211