FACTORS AFFECTING GROWTH OF THE FISHING INDUSTRY IN PUNTLAND: A CASE STUDY OF EYL DISTRICT.
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Fish harvesting in Somalia is very limited and unexploited natural resource due to existence of several factors that influence the growth of the fishing industry. This study focused on the factors influence growth of the fishing industry in Eyl district in Puntland State of Somalia. The general objective of this study was to examine the factors influence growth of the fishing industry in Puntland. The study examined how variables such as cultural practice and market accessibility influence growth of the fishing industry. The study was quantitative in nature; the study targeted population of 80 fishermen living in the two villages of Dawad and Badey. Due to the small number of the target population the study employed census technique method for the respondents who were only fishermen. Research instrument was primary data using Likert scale type of questions and close ended questionnaires. Pilot testing of the questionnaire was done to know whether the questions in the questionnaire were well worded and framed, the researcher identified that there are some errors in the questions and then replaced, one research assistant was trained. Lastly, data was analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS version 20) with figures and tables. The findings from the study was that cultural practice have no influence on growth of the fishing industry in the study area. Another finding revealed by the study was poor market accessibility for the fishermen was the biggest challenge that influence on growth of the fishing industry. The recommendation is that there is need for the government to help the fishing communities to provide investment opportunities, loans, establish cooperative societies and banking systems, provide storage facilities and build cold rooms in every landing sites where fish is collected, improve roads leading to the fish collection centres so that the tracks and lorries transporting fresh fish to distant markets move within the stipulated time to avoid wastage.
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[Faisal Abdi Mumin, Hellen K. Mberia and Willy Muturi. (2017); FACTORS AFFECTING GROWTH OF THE FISHING INDUSTRY IN PUNTLAND: A CASE STUDY OF EYL DISTRICT. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (1). 927-935] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Master of Science in Development Studies at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/2835 DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/2835
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