Implications of differences in technical efficiency of fishing boats for capacity measurement and reduction

Pascoe, Sean & Coglan, Louisa (2000) Implications of differences in technical efficiency of fishing boats for capacity measurement and reduction. Marine Policy, 24(4), pp. 301-307.

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Abstract

Capacity measurement and reduction is a major international issue to emerge in the new millennium. However, there has been limited assessment of the success of capacity reduction schemes (CRS). In this paper, the success of a CRS is assessed for a European fishery characterised by differences in efficiency levels of individual boats. In such a fishery, given it is assumed that the least efficient producers are the first to exit through a CRS, the reduction in harvesting capacity is less than the nominal reduction in physical fleet capacity. Further, there is potential for harvesting capacity to increase if remaining vessels improve their efficiency.

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ID Code: 77936
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Decommissioning, Multi-Annual Guidance Programme, Technical efficiency, Capacity reduction
DOI: 10.1016/S0308-597X(00)00006-3
ISSN: 0308-597X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 29 Oct 2014 23:21
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2014 23:21

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