To get a better understanding of how a set of commodities flow from the point of extraction all the way to the end consumer, who benefits in this trade and opportunities for improvement in the chain the SPACES project conducts interviews with fishers, traders, processing companies as well as observations at landings sites and markets.

The commodities in focus are mixed reef fish (e.g. rabbitfish, grouper, goatfish), octopus, small pelagics and mangrove poles. Preliminary results points to some general differences between the commodities chains. Octopus are for example dried and sold through traders to Tanzania.

The main team member responsible and other team members involved: Wamukota A, Thyresson M, Daw T and Crona B and Drury O’Neil L Offman S Goncales D and the enumerators in Kenya: Rosebelle, Chris, Steve and Innocent and Mozambique: Anchinia, Antonio and Amis.