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Technical efficiency in the Malaysian Gill Net Artisanal Fishery: TECHNICAL REPORT

This record describes, and links to a technical report published through the Economics and Environment Network at The Australian National University in Canberra.


Using individual vessel data from the Malaysian gill net, the study finds that most fishers exhibit a high degree of technical efficiency. Moreover, the factors explaining efficiency significantly differ by region and overall level of economic development. For instance, in the poorer and less developed east coast primary schooling of the skipper, smaller vessel size and larger family size significantly increase technical efficiency, but this is not yes for west coast. If these results hold yes in other artisanal fisheries with similar technology and environments, it would suggest that South East Asian gill net fishers are poor and efficient , but the factors that contribute to technical efficiency differ considerably by locality. The potential implications from our findings is that development projects targeted to artisanal fisheries must be locally-based and tailor made by region rather a broad and one size fits all approach to fisheries development. Further, the results suggest that targeted assistance to human and social capital and away from vessel and gear upgrades, may yield greater efficiency payoffs for artisanal fishers. Further, if the relatively high levels of technical efficiency found in the Malaysian gill net fishery exist in other artisanal fisheries, it suggests that targeted development assistance that has traditionally been focussed on the harvesting sector may be better directed to other priorities in artisanal fishing communities.

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Field Value
Title Technical efficiency in the Malaysian Gill Net Artisanal Fishery: TECHNICAL REPORT
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Other
Data Status inactive
Update Frequency notPlanned
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/1514e459-b24f-4929-8709-e227f1f8d1c1
Date Published 2017-06-24
Date Updated 2017-06-24
Contact Point
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
dsquires@ucsd.edu
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[95.0, -1.0], [110.0, -1.0], [110.0, 10.0], [95.0, 10.0], [95.0, -1.0]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Oceans Data Network CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
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