Aquaculture and its Potential for Economic Development in ECOWAS Countries

International Academy of African Business & Development 5th Annual Conference, pp. 311-316, Atlanta, GA, April 7-10, 2004

7 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2009

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Godwin Ariguzo

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business

Leopold Lessassy

affiliation not provided to SSRN

D. Steven White

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business

Date Written: April 1, 2004

Abstract

Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic organisms in marine or freshwater, has been labeled the Blue Revolution. It represents one of mankind’s biggest hopes for generating affordable protein for an ever-increasing population. By virtue of a location advantage (marine environments, proximity to the EU and special trade relationships with the EU), the member states of the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) may enjoy a competitive advantage in the development of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that focus on mariculture, aquaculture and environmentally friendly polyculture farms.

Keywords: aquaculture, economic development, ECOWAS

JEL Classification: M21, N5, O1

Suggested Citation

Ariguzo, Godwin and Lessassy, Leopold and White, D. Steven, Aquaculture and its Potential for Economic Development in ECOWAS Countries (April 1, 2004). International Academy of African Business & Development 5th Annual Conference, pp. 311-316, Atlanta, GA, April 7-10, 2004 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1475024

Godwin Ariguzo

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business ( email )

285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
United States

Leopold Lessassy

affiliation not provided to SSRN

D. Steven White (Contact Author)

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business ( email )

Department of Management & Marketing
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
United States
5089998267 (Phone)

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