Catch, Efficiency and the Management of the Australian Northern Prawn Fishery Public Deposited

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  • This paper is a study of the production technology and relative efficiency of vessels harvesting tiger prawns in the northern prawn fishery (NPF), one of Australia’s largest and most lucrative fishing areas. It is based on a unbalanced panel data set of 228 observations among thirty-seven vessels for the years 1990 to 1996, and employs a technique which specifies a stochastic frontier production function in order to decompose the variation in the output due to unbounded random effects from those that result in differences in technical inefficiency among fishing vessels in the industry. Estimation of this output frontier provides key information on the relative importance of inputs in the harvest of tiger prawns, output elasticities, returns to scale and the economic performance of each fishing vessel, year to year. The level of technical inefficiency is shown to depend positively on gear headrope length and negatively on either A-units or fuel expenditures. The point is especially relevant since input controls in the form of A-unit restrictions over vessel size and engine power in the fishery during this period appear to have resulted in a substitution toward less efficient but unregulated inputs, decreasing overall efficiency in the NPF.
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  • Kompas, Tom, Tuong Nhu Che. 2002. Catch, Efficiency and the Management of the Australian Northern Prawn Fishery. Peer Review: No. In: Proceedings of the Eleventh Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, August 19-22, 2002, Wellington, New Zealand: Fisheries in the Global Economy. Compiled by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 2002. CD ROM.
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