Capacity and Factors Affecting Capacity Utilization of Marine Fisheries: A Case of Gill-net Fleet in the Bay of Bengal Public Deposited

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  • Excess capacity and overexploitation are the main problems for the sustainability of marine fisheries around the world. This study estimates the capacity utilization, excess capacity and factors affecting capacity utilization of the multispecies gill-net boats operating in the Bay of Bengal using cross-sectional primary data collected from the two main marine fishing areas in Bangladesh. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) method is used by applying general algebraic modeling system (GAMS). Moderate to low degrees of observed capacity utilization and high levels of technical inefficiency are observed in the monsoon and nonmonsoon seasons, respectively; however, unbiased capacity utilization is close to full in both seasons. High degree of excess capacity exists in both seasons; therefore more than one-third of boats can be decommissioned. Boat capacity, number of trips per month and trip duration is the main factors affecting capacity utilization in the gill- net fishing. Licensing restrictions seem to be an effective instrument for auto-elimination of boats from the fishery; however, this will have large distributional effects that need to be taken into account.
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  • Khan, Md Akhtaruzzaman, A. Guttormsen, and F. Alam. 2014. Capacity and Factors Affecting Capacity Utilization of Marine Fisheries: A Case of Gill-net Fleet in the Bay of Bengal. In: Towards ecosystem based management of fisheries: what role can economics play?: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 7-11, Brisbane, Australia. Comlied by Ann L. Shriver and Melissa Errend. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2014.
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