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Theme Fisheries and Aquaculture
Code F-FS-3.2
Sub-theme Sustainable livelihoods and food security.
Name Proportion of households deriving their primary source of income from small-scale commercial fisheries and small-scale commercial aquaculture (%)
Definition Small-scale commercial fishers primarily fish for income (i.e. sale of catch, not subsistence). They typically involve fishing households (as opposed to commercial companies), using relatively small amounts of capital, using low technology, relatively small fishing vessels, making short fishing trips, close to shore, mainly for local sale and consumption. Small-scale commercial aquaculture production is for the primary purpose of income generation. The production system can be fresh or salt water, producing both food and non-food products. They typically involve households (as opposed to commercial companies), using relatively small amounts of capital, using low technologies covering small acreage
Calculation/Formula (Number of households that derive their primary source of income from small-scale commercial fishing + number of households that derive their primary income from small-scale aquaculture) / Total number of households x 100
Unit of Measure %
Purpose/Rationale To quantify the significance of fisheries for securing livelihoods. To measure participation in small-scale commercial fisheries.
Policy Linkages Employment. Fisheries development plans. Link to F.1.2.
Preferred Data Sources HIES
Census - HIES - DHS tag HIES
Primary Data Collection System Survey - National Statistics Office
Frequency of Data Collection 5-10 years
SPC Responsibility - Data Management CFP
SPC Programme FAME
Link to SPC Division Plan CFP.2. & CFP.3.
Numerator Number of households that derive their primary source of income from small-scale commercial fishing + number of households that derive their primary income from small-scale aquaculture
Component 1 Number of households that derive their primary source of income from small-scale commercial fishing
Component 2 Number of households that derive their primary income from small-scale aquaculture
Denominator Total number of households
Factor x 100
Unit %