Perceptions on Socio-economics prospects and problems of FAD fishery in Kenya South Coast
This article presents data that indicates Kenya coastal artisanal fishermen’s perceptions on the uptake of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) as a new fishing method for easy capture of highly valued tuna and tuna like species. Questionnaires were administered to 98 fishers with data collected on specific aspects such as household demographics, fishing dynamics, aware of FADs and perceptions on adoption of FADs.
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The Primary data was mainly sourced through a semi-structured fisher’s specific questionnaire. Interviews were mostly carried out at the sites where the fishers landed their catch. Field guides were engaged by the research team in each site to identify artisanal fishers who explored off-shore pelagic fisheries like the long liners. Specific open-ended questions in the interview sheets enabled the enumerators to probe answers, follow-up original questions and to pursue new lines of questions. Information from the interviews was entered in raw form in Microsoft Excel which formed the basis of this data set.