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Technical Efficiency in the Malaysian Gill Net Artisanal Fishery

  • Dale Squires

    (U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service)

  • R. Quentin Grafton


    (Australian National University, Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government)

  • Mohammed Ferdous Alam

    (ICLARM - The World Fish Center, Bangladesh)

  • Ishak Haji Omar

    (Universiti Pertanian Malaysia)

Artisanal fishing communities include some of the poorest fishers in Malaysia. The paper presents the first technical efficiency study, whichfinds that artisanal fishers are poor, but enjoy a higher level of technical efficiency than found in the other Malaysian gill net fisheries. It suggests that targeted development assistance to the harvesting sector may be better directed to other priorities in artisanal fishing communities.

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Paper provided by Australian National University, Economics and Environment Network in its series Economics and Environment Network Working Papers with number 0204.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2002
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Handle: RePEc:anu:eenwps:0204
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