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Technical Efficiency in the Malaysian Gill Net Artisanal Fishery

Abstract

Artisanal fishing communities include some of the poorest fishers in Malaysia. The paper presents the first technical efficiency study, which finds 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.

Source: Squires, D., Grafton, R. Quentin, A., Mohammed, F., and I.H. Omar. 2002. “Technical efficiency in the Malaysian gill net artisanal fishery.” Australian National University, Economics and Environment Network.

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