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An analysis of fishing capacity in the western and central Pacific Ocean tuna fishery and management implications

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  • Reid, Christopher
  • Squires, Dale
  • Jeon, Yongil
  • Rodwell, Len
  • Clarke, Raymond
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    Recent increases in the volume of canning grade tuna caught in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) have led to concern about the increasing catching capacity of the fleet of purse seine vessels operating in the fishery. In this paper, data envelopment analysis is used to examine the current technical efficiency of the WCPO purse seine fleet, the potential catching capacity of the fleet and the excess capacity currently present in the fishery. These estimates are then used to examine possible implications of a move to a management regime based on limiting the total number of fishing days in the fishery.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Marine Policy.

    Volume (Year): 27 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 6 (November)
    Pages: 449-469

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:marpol:v:27:y:2003:i:6:p:449-469

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    Keywords: Fishing capacity Tuna purse fishery Western and Central Pacific Ocean;

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    1. Szakiel, Stephanie & Che, Nhu & Gooday, Peter & Elliston, Lisa, 2006. "Measuring Capacity in Commonwealth Fisheries," 2006 Conference (50th), February 8-10, 2006, Sydney, Australia 139908, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
    2. Pascoe, Sean & Hutton, Trevor & van Putten, Ingrid & Dennis, Darren & Skewes, Tim & Plagányi, Éva & Deng, Roy, 2013. "DEA-based predictors for estimating fleet size changes when modelling the introduction of rights-based management," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 230(3), pages 681-687.
    3. Ronald G. Felthovan & William C. Horrace & Kurt E. Schnier, 2006. "Estimating Heterogeneous Capacity and Capacity Utilization in a Multi-Species Fishery," Center for Policy Research Working Papers 86, Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School, Syracuse University.
    4. Pascoe, Sean & Tingley, Diana, 2006. "Economic capacity estimation in fisheries: A non-parametric ray approach," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 28(2), pages 124-138, May.

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