ISSF: Small-scale Fishery Profile - Cap Verde - Small scale Fisheries

SSF Profile

Cap Verde - Small scale Fisheries | 2005
Fishery name Cap Verde - Small scale Fisheries
SSF Defined? Not explicitly
SSF Definition (if applicable) NB: There is any law specific to SSF even if in the official texts the term SSF is always used. The existing law refering to SSF concern mainly : taxes/ fees applied to SSF
Data time frame 2005
Contributor aliousall57 (ALIOU SALL)
Contribution date 10/12/2018
Geographic Scope
National Cape Verde ,
Main Characteristics
Name Value Units
SSF type(s): Commercial
Ecosystem type(s): Marine
Ecosystem detailed type(s): Archipelago
Coral reef
Open ocean
Term(s) used to refer to SSF: Artisanal
Main gear type(s): Gillnets and entangling nets
Hooks and lines
Surrounding nets
Main SSF vessel type(s): Wooden - 1558 Vessels
Average length of SSF vessel: 3 Metres
Typical engine size (HP): 8 Horsepower
Typical number of crew: 3 Crew members
Number of day fishing per year: 275 Days per year fishing
Total number of SS fishers: 5078 Fishers
Percent of SS fishers full-time: 100 Percent
Percent of SS fishers women: Percent
Total number of households in the location: 4500 Households
Percent of households participating in SSF: 100 Percent
Percent of household income from SSF (harvest and post-harvest: 95 Percent
Post-harvest activity(ies) in the location: Processing (cooking, drying, salting, smoking, etc.)
Percent of women in post-harvest: 90 Percent
Percent of children in post-harvest: Percent
Percent of total income or GDP in the location coming from SSF: Percent
Other non-fishing livelihood activities SS fishing people participate in:
SSF market and distribution channel(s): Retained for household consumption and given to family/friends - 2 Percent
Sold in local markets - 85 Percent
Sold to outside markets - 10 Percent
Going to non-food uses - 3 Percent
Number of years SSF have existed in the location: More than 100 years
How are SS fishers regarded by other members of society?
Is fishing considered (by SS fishers) an occupation of last resort? Somewhat
Governance mode(s) in SSF: Co-management/co-governance
Community-based management
Top-down/hierarchical governance
Property rights held by SS fishers: None
Access held by SS fishers: Not secured
Key rules, regulations, instruments and measures used to manage SSF: License/permit
Area closure
Gear restriction
Marine protected areas
Major concerns/issues affecting SSF (which make them vulnerable or threaten their viability: Climate/environmental changes
Land-based pollution, coastal erosion
Ocean grabbing, privatization schemes
Stakeholder conflicts (between different resource users and interest groups, including conservation and tourism)
Stakeholder conflicts (between different resource users and interest groups, including conservation and tourism)

Recensement pêche artisanale (FAO 2005, 2007);
Sub regional Fisheries Commission / PRAO , Reports ( 2007 -2011);
Groupe de travail COPACE ( 2016)

Common species name: Thonidés     Landings (t): 4307
Common species name: Petits pélagiques     Landings (t): 1702
Common species name: Espèces démersales     Landings (t): 1663
Common species name: Requins     Landings (t): 34
Common species name: Crustacés et Mollusques     Landings (t): 12
Common species name: Divers     Landings (t): 769
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