These may include: Gross Revenue, Net Revenue, Financial Profit and Economic rent and economic impact (FAO, 1997; Kelleher et al., 2009; Dyck and Sumaila 2010; Sumaila et al., 2012) among other indicators. We will use questionnaire surveys focus group discussions, key informant interviews and secondary methods to develop a socio-economic profile of billfish fishers and traders in the case study areas. The questionnaire and checklist will focus on understanding billfish fishers and traders’ socio-economic characteristics; asset ownership; housing types; household livelihood activities and incomes; fishing behavior and patterns, and; expenditures and incomes accrued from billfish business. Where possible historical data will be collected in order to document trends of fishers and traders’ profiles. Participants for wealth ranking exercise in artisanal fishing communities will come from all stakeholders’ groups and consider gender, age, occupation, community status, and level of education. Aims of the exercise will be to: determine how wealth is defined among fishers, determine the mode of benefit sharing, and investigate non-fishing income and how they contribute to the resilience of fishers.