Technical Efficiency in the Malaysian Gill Net Artisanal Fishery
R. Quentin Grafton (),
Mohammed Ferdous Alam and
Ishak Haji Omar Additional contact information Dale Squires: U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service
Mohammed Ferdous Alam: ICLARM - The World Fish Center, Bangladesh
Ishak Haji Omar: Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
Artisanal fishing communities include some of the poorest fishers in Malaysia. The paper presents the first technical efficiency study, whichfinds 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.