Where the Land Meets the Sea: Integrated Sustainable Fisheries Development and Artisanal Fishing

University of California at San Diego, Department of Economics Discussion Paper 98-26

37 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 1999

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Dale Squires

Government of the United States of America - National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries Service)

R. Quentin Grafton

Australian National University (ANU) - Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies (CRES); Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

Mohammed Ferdous Alam

Bangladesh Agricultural University

Ishak Haji Omar

Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM)

Date Written: October 1998

Abstract

Artisanal fishing communities include some of the "poorest of the poor". In the past 40 years, strategies that have targeted the harvesting sector of such communities have often failed to address their chronic problems of poverty. Using data from gill net fishers in Malaysia, the paper presents the first technical efficiency study of an artisanal fishery and finds that artisanal fishers are poor but technically efficient. The results from the study and the experiences of other artisanal fisheries are used to advance a development strategy for artisanal fisheries called integrated sustainable fisheries development (ISFD).

JEL Classification: O13, Q22

Suggested Citation

Squires, Dale and Grafton, R. Quentin and Alam, Mohammed Ferdous and Omar, Ishak Haji, Where the Land Meets the Sea: Integrated Sustainable Fisheries Development and Artisanal Fishing (October 1998). University of California at San Diego, Department of Economics Discussion Paper 98-26. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=145810 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.145810

Dale Squires (Contact Author)

Government of the United States of America - National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries Service) ( email )

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R. Quentin Grafton

Australian National University (ANU) - Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies (CRES) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://cres.anu.edu.au/~qgrafton

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building, #132, Lennox Crossing
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Mohammed Ferdous Alam

Bangladesh Agricultural University

Mymensingh, 2202
Bangladesh

Ishak Haji Omar

Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM)

Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan 43400
Malaysia

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