Table 3. Priority ranking of preferred management options as perceived by fishers in Mombasa (n=70) and Diani–Chale (n=77).

Gear regulation Regulation of local fishers Regulation of foreign fishers Regulation of trawlers Reserves Closed areas Regulation of catch composition
Priority index for all fishers 0.76 0.40 0.34 0.25 0.21 0.19 0.17

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.