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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 10 Linking government agents and local users: PUA for artisanal fishing port development

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 10 Linking government agents and local users: PUA for artisanal fishing port development Overview development, maintenance, and operation of artisanal ports and landing sites, one of the This paper considers the adaptation of main subjects of this article. Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), previously used in rural settings, to an urban The traditional and probably necessarily artisanal fisheries environment; thus making it enduring tasks of government in the artisanal `PUA'. Specifically, we describe the use of fisheries sector are mainly administrative. PUA to prepare and publish a baseline study Fisheries field officers traditionally deal with and problem identification for an artisanal port. documents, production statistics, quarrels, The programme also involves the training of licences, taxes etc., but they are now also government field agents as `participatory' being asked to do more to support local technical consultants through preparation of the initiatives by: baseline study and subsequent mini-projects; · Initiating local development actions; the formation of a legally-recognised Port · Assisting local organisations; User's Committee around the priority problems · Stimulating local initiatives; identified in the baseline study of each port; and · Breaking down bureaucratic obstructions; the setting up of a Coordinating Committee and, composed ...

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