Table 4. Percentage of respondents in each community who mentioned specific factors that could improve the condition of the fishery. Respondents could mention more than one category, so the columns will not necessarily add up to 100%.


Response category Nosy Atafana Cap Masoala Sahamalaza Tampolo Tanjona All sites
Don't know 18 41 17 26 27 26
Exclude outside fishers 0 19 16 30 27 18
Closed areas 14 10 16 42 11 18
Reduce fishing effort 18 7 23 7 7 13
Reduce use of gill nets 23 12 6 2 20 12
Enforcement 5 12 7 21 9 10
Reduce use of seine nets 9 5 3 2 9 5
Social cohesion 0 0 9 2 2 3
Supernatural causes 11 0 3 0 2 3
Political/economic solutions 0 0 3 2 2 2