ISSF: Small-scale Fishery Profile - Small-scale tuna fishery, Tanzania

SSF Profile

Small-scale tuna fishery, Tanzania | 2010
Fishery name Small-scale tuna fishery, Tanzania
SSF Defined? Yes
SSF Definition (if applicable) In Tanzania can be defined as the use of small vessels, mostly non mechanized, very few mechanized, travelling short distances, relatively low catches due to small fishing gears.
Data time frame 2010
Contributor upendo ( )
Contribution date 01/18/2019
Geographic Scope
National United Republic of Tanzania ,
Main Characteristics
Name Value Units
SSF type(s): Indigenous
Ecosystem type(s): Marine
Ecosystem detailed type(s): Coastal
Deep sea
Term(s) used to refer to SSF: Artisanal
Main gear type(s): Gillnets and entangling nets
Hooks and lines
Recreational fishing gear
Surrounding nets
Main SSF vessel type(s): (Dugout) canoe
Outrigger craft
Sail boat
Average length of SSF vessel: Metres
Typical engine size (HP): Horsepower
Typical number of crew: Crew members
Number of day fishing per year: Days per year fishing
Total number of SS fishers: 5913 Fishers
Percent of SS fishers full-time: 94 Percent
Percent of SS fishers women: 1 Percent
Total number of households in the location: Households
Percent of households participating in SSF: Percent
Percent of household income from SSF (harvest and post-harvest: Percent
Post-harvest activity(ies) in the location: Processing (cooking, drying, salting, smoking, etc.)
Percent of women in post-harvest: 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: Farming/cultivation (rice, cassava, corn, vegetables, etc.)
Animal/livestock husbandry
Small trade
Small own-business
Tourism-related activities
Wage/hired labour
SSF market and distribution channel(s):
Number of years SSF have existed in the location: More than 100 years
How are SS fishers regarded by other members of society? Highly (fishers are well recognized for their contributions to the society)
Is fishing considered (by SS fishers) an occupation of last resort? No
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: Ecosystem health (resource/environmental degradation, bycatch, destructive fishing practices, etc.)
Social justice (access, rights, fairness, equity, displacement, power, etc.)
Livelihoods (viability, wellbeing, health, etc.)
Food security (availability, accessibility, safety, etc.)
Markets (access, price, monopoly, etc.)
Climate/environmental changes
Land-based pollution, coastal erosion

Common species name: Kingfish     Scientific/Latin species name: Scrombemerus plurin    Landings (t): 45
Common species name: Big ye tuna     Scientific/Latin species name: Thunnus abesus    Landings (t): 45
Common species name: Skipjack     Scientific/Latin species name: Eulthymus affinis    Landings (t): 87
Common species name: Yellow fin tuna     Scientific/Latin species name: Thunnus albacore    Landings (t): 71
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