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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 10 Investigating systems of fisheries access along the River Benue in Nigeria


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 10 Investigating systems of fisheries access along the River Benue in Nigeria Marie-Thérèse Sarch, S. P. Madakan and B. L. Ladu Introduction imposed an administrative structure based in the current state capital, Yola, and used this to collect taxes and/or dues such as forced labour, Fishing plays an important role in the from the Bwatiye people. British colonists communities living along the Upper River arrived in the Upper River Benue valley at the Benue, Nigeria. Economically fish provides an beginning of the twentieth century and worked important source of food and income for both with the collaboration of the Fulani hegemony men and women and fishing has an important to colonise the region. During the British social and cultural position in the villages of the colonisation, a modern administrative structure river side. Decreased flood levels and modern was developed in parallel to the Fulani fishing techniques have caused concern about administration. Since Nigerian independence in the sustainability of these livelihoods. This 1960, this has evolved as the Federal Republic concern prompted a participatory investigation of Nigeria. of access to fishing to understand the fishing systems along the River Benue. This paper Under, the 1992 ...

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