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Sustainability Indicators in Practice by Dorice Agol, Agnieszka Latawiec

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6 Sustaining Local Livelihoods Through Coastal Fisheries In Kenya

George N. Morara, Farida Hassan and Melckzedeck K. Osore

6.1 Introduction

As the human population is rapidly growing along the Kenyan coast, demand for food security and local livelihoods for the coastal inhabitants will continue increasing, thus accelerate the pressure on coastal and marine resources including the fisheries. This situation is relevant to debate on sustainable development which is the present concern across the globe (WCED, 1987; Pezzey, 1989). However, context specific choices have to be made on what would constitute indicators of sustainability, as this subject is still argued differently across the disciplines such as, ecology, economics, sociology, development ...

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