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The contribution of unmeasurable inputs to fisheries production: An analysis of technical efficiency of fishing vessels in the English Channel

Pascoe, Sean & Coglan, Louisa (2002) The contribution of unmeasurable inputs to fisheries production: An analysis of technical efficiency of fishing vessels in the English Channel. Journal of American Agricultural Economics, 84(3), pp. 585-597.

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Abstract

Variations in the effecinecy of demersal trawlers operationg in the English Channel were examined through the estimation of a stochastic frontier production function. The most important measurable factor. The most important measurable factor affecting efficiency was the age of the vessel.HOwever, Unmeasurable factors accounted for about 65% of varitions in the efficiency, and as much as 9% of the total variation in catches between boats. IT is postulated that most of this variation was due to differences in skipper and crew skill. In contrast,"luck" accounted for around 11% of the variation in catches between boats.

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ID Code: 8577
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details: l.coglan@qut.edu.au
Keywords: fisheries management, stochastic production frontier, technical efficiencey
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8276.00321
ISSN: 0002-9092
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Blackwell Publishing
Deposited On: 16 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 02:45

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