Table 2. Priority ranking of threats to environmental health as perceived by fishers in Mombasa (n=70) and Diani–Chale (n=77).

Destructive gear Fishermen Weather Management Trawlers
Priority index for all fishers 0.82 0.51 0.51 0.34 0.30

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.