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This thesis analyzes the presence and impact of Chinese fishing companies in the West African country of The Gambia. The presence of the Chinese companies have resulted in drastic changes in the country’s fisheries industry where they have a comparative advantage due to their
geographic location. Through interviews conducted with Gambian officials in the Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources, and members of the fishing community (both fishermen and merchants), I conclude that the Chinese presence is a trade-off between the Gambian government and the Chinese investors. It is positive because they are engaged in a beneficial partnership with the Gambian government where both sides can have long term benefits to their economic
systems, and also negative because it has outcasted the older and less educated sect of the fishing community who cannot advance with the swiftly evolving and modernized fisheries industry of The Gambia. The Chinese presence in the Gambia and the rest of Africa has gained a lot of
scrutiny due to the belief that their presence is a form of neocolonialism. The case of the Gambian fishing industry, however, reveals a different narrative. Chinese companies are aiding in the development of a major source of future economic growth for a developing nation, and
they are operating under the regulations and guidelines set forth by the Gambian government. To sum it up, The Gambia is facilitating the creative destruction of their fisheries industry in order to gain long term economic strength and independence in the foreign trade market.
Table of Contents
➢ Signature Page
China and Gambia’s Fishing Industry
Post Jammeh Gambia
China’s Second Continent
The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China In Africa
➢ Research Design
The Gambian Government: Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources
“The Gambia National Development Plan 2018-2021”
Legislative and Regulatory Framework
Fisheries and Aquaculture Formation
Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources Perspective (Interview with P.S. Dr. Bamba A.M.
Positive and Negative Feedback
Research Question: True or False?