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Development of a fishing based livelihoods baseline and fishing support strategy for 2D seismic operations


Region / Country: Africa | Ivory Coast
Services: Studies


The mission consisted in carrying out a study of the baseline situation of fishing activity on the lagoon west of Abidjan, in order to propose a strategy to mitigate the impacts of seismic activities necessary for the exploration of oil blocks on fishing activities. 


Insuco provided the following services and deliverables:

  • a scoping note that includes a literature review of the project, legal requirements, stakeholder mapping, data collection tools and a methodology proposal
  • a data collection phase in order to carry out interactions with all relevant stakeholders (administrative and traditional authorities, fisheries sector…)
  • the baseline report which includes a sociological study of the fishing activity as practiced in the lagoon and the assessment of the social impacts of seismic activities on fishing activity
  • the proposal for a strategy for access to fishing and compensation of impacts

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