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Factors Affecting the Success of Fisheries Co-Management as Perceived by Guilan`s Fishermen

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Author(s): M.S. Allahyari

Journal: Journal of Applied Sciences
ISSN 1812-5654

Volume: 9;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 183;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: fishers | participation | Co-management | factor analysis

ABSTRACT
This study was intended to draw the factors affecting the success of fisheries co-management as perceived by Guilan`s fishers, Iran. A sample of 136 fishers was selected through multistage cluster sampling technique. To identify the effective factors to success fisheries co-management, a self-designed questionnaire was developed to gather data. For determining the validity of questionnaire, the face and content validity was used. Reliability for the instrument was estimated at 0.77. According to factor analysis, the effective factors for the success of fisheries co-management process were categorized into nine groups that those factors explained 67% of the total variance of the research variables. The results also indicated that Common goal, Sustainable fishing and Lack of bureaucracy had the most effects on the success of fisheries co-management, respectively.
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