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The socio-economic impact of fishing on food security in Mogadishu

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Abstract In Somalia, Fishing is a highly profitable venture throughout the world; the tuna industry alone is worth $6 billion globally. Surveys of fishing in Somalia show that there are significant fish stocks off the coast of Somalia, and it is considered to be some of the richest fishing grounds in the region. The specific objectives of this study are to inspect the Tools and Equipment used for fishing in Mogadishu and find out the skills involved in fishing in Mogadishu and also to shed light on the productivity impact of fishing on food security in the capital of Somalia Mogadishu. The research employed a survey research approach through a descriptive study. It was also based on a quantitative approach while the primary data of this study was collected through a questionnaire. The research population was the fisherpersons in Mogadishu and the estimated target population was 90 people. A sample size of 74 respondents was selected by using Slovene’s formula. The main findings of this study showed that 100 % of the respondents were male. This is due to the Somali culture that males are doing fishing than women. Fishers in Mogadishu are using nets for fishing. According to the boats, fishers in Mogadishu most of the respondents selected Modern boats 94.6% while 5.4% selected traditional boats. In respect of methods for preservation, freezing is mostly used by fishers in Mogadishu furthermore most respondents are selected freezing in a block of ice as a tool for storing fishes. Fishers in Mogadishu 95% have not gotten training about fishing they still use their traditional ways. Whereas 2.7% get training from the government and 1.4% get it from the private sector while 5.4% get it from other sectors. Also, all of the respondents agreed for there are high profitable ventures through fishing in Somalia and it may contribute to a reduction of poverty through the generation of revenues. Authors: Hassan Nor Osman, Mohamed Dayib, Musab, A.I., Yusuf, A, A., Abdullah, M.H, & Mohame d, O.A

Article April 22, 2019

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