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Technical Efficiency in the Malaysian Gill Net Artisanal Fishery

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  • 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)

Abstract

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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  • Dale Squires & R. Quentin Grafton & Mohammed Ferdous Alam & Ishak Haji Omar, 2002. "Technical Efficiency in the Malaysian Gill Net Artisanal Fishery," Economics and Environment Network Working Papers 0204, Australian National University, Economics and Environment Network.
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    1. David M. McEvoy & Sylvia Brandt & Sven Anders, 2009. "The Effects of ITQ Management on Fishermen’s Welfare When the Processing Sector Is Imperfectly Competitive," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 85(3), pages 470-484.
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    Keywords

    artisanal fisheries; fisheries development; technical efficiency;

    JEL classification:

    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • Q22 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Fishery

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