Table 1. Priority ranking of the most important sources of environmental knowledge as perceived by fishers in Mombasa (n=70) and Diani–Chale (n=77).

Kenya
Fisheries
Department
Elders Local
fishers
Independent observation Fisher
associations
Diani–Chale Management Trust Research organizations Kenya Wildlife Service
Priority
index for all fishers
0.62 0.53 0.46 0.37 0.35 0.19 0.17 0.13

Note: The priority index is based on scores for incidence (how many fishers ranked it as important) and severity (how highly the issue was ranked), and ranges from 1—0, the most important to the least important.