ISSF: Small-scale Fishery Profile - Yellow Clam Fishery in Uruguay

SSF Profile

Yellow Clam Fishery in Uruguay | 1960
Fishery name Yellow Clam Fishery in Uruguay
SSF Defined? Yes
SSF Definition (if applicable) Small-scale fisheries require distinct management solutions, and therefore cannot be lumped together with industrial fisheries in management and governance frameworks In Uruguay, small-scale fisheries are characterized by relatively low capitalization levels, and are carried out by single or a small group of fishers operating in small-scale vessels
Data time frame 1960
Contributor melissa.roche ( )
Contribution date 10/29/2019
Geographic Scope
Local from Barra del Chuy to La Coronilla Rural, less developed Uruguay
Main Characteristics
Name Value Units
SSF type(s): Commercial
Ecosystem type(s): Marine
Ecosystem detailed type(s): Beach
Term(s) used to refer to SSF: Coastal
Main gear type(s): Gleaning (collected by hand)
Main SSF vessel type(s): Other: on foot
Average length of SSF vessel: 0 Metres
Typical engine size (HP): 0 Horsepower
Typical number of crew: 1 Crew members
Number of day fishing per year: 365 Days per year fishing
Total number of SS fishers: 36 Fishers
Percent of SS fishers full-time: 50 Percent
Percent of SS fishers women: 40 Percent
Total number of households in the location: Households
Percent of households participating in SSF: 40 Percent
Percent of household income from SSF (harvest and post-harvest: Percent
Post-harvest activity(ies) in the location: Marketing/trading
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.)
Small own-business
SSF market and distribution channel(s): Retained for household consumption and given to family/friends - 5 Percent
Sold in local markets - 95 Percent
Number of years SSF have existed in the location: 51 to 100 years
How are SS fishers regarded by other members of society? Moderately (fishers are somewhat 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
Property rights held by SS fishers: Collective/communal
Access held by SS fishers: Secured
Key rules, regulations, instruments and measures used to manage SSF: License/permit
Catch limit
Community-based rights systems
Quota allocation
Major concerns/issues affecting SSF (which make them vulnerable or threaten their viability: Markets (access, price, monopoly, etc.)
Climate/environmental changes

Common species name: Yellow Clam     Scientific/Latin species name: Amarilladesma mactroides    Landings (t): None
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