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Report of the Workshop on fisherfolk Organisations in West Africa. Banjul, The Gambia, 3-5 February 1993








Horemans, B. and B. Satia (eds), Report of the Workshop on Fisherfolk Organisations in West 1993 Africa. Cotonou, Programme for the Integrated Development of Artisanal Fisheries in West Africa, 93 p.,


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