Analysis of Coastal and Offshore Fishermen's Willingness to Accept the Reward of Reducing Fishing Activities in Taiwan Public Deposited

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  • The government in Taiwan has recently instituted a comprehensive program to give fishermen the incentive to reduce fishing effort voluntarily. In this study, we conducted a survey to investigate fishermen's behavior and used the ANOVA analysis and the Probit model to identify factors that affect fishermen's willingness to accept the reward for reducing fishing activities. out of the 279 valid samples, only 161 (57.71%) respondents are willing to accept the offer, which is much lower than the more than 80% that government expected. However, 98.57% of the respondents realized the deterioration of the coastal and offshore fishery resources and 78% supported restrictions on fishing activities during the spawning and juvenile seasons, and indication that a need for a mandatory season closure policy in the future. This study finds that the accuracy of prediction of the Probit model is 87.81%, indicating that the model predicts fisherman's choice reasonably well. The primary variables that affect fishermen's willingness to accept the Reward of Reducing Fishing Activities Program are the average number of fishing days per trips, they type of policy in the coastal and offshores fishery deemed most urgent, whether the rewarding schedule being reasonable or not, the willingness to support rewarding schedule, and the willingness to support the government in implementing a restriction on fishing activities during the spawning and juvenile seasons. The Probit regression results show that fishermen with fishing vessels that re between 50 and 100 tons are more likely to accept the offer than other fishermen. This may be attributed to the reduction of support on fuel, since larger size fishing vessels have higher fuel costs. Fishing vessel operators whose major fishing gears are torch light or others miscellaneous fishery gears and operate on a seasonal basis are more likely to accept the offer than fishing vessels in trawl and angling fisheries. Fishing vessels fishing within 12 nautical miles from the shore and whose owners are older than sixty-one years old are more likely to accept the offer. On the other hand, fishermen who disagree or very much disagree with the rewarding scheme and the view that fishing effort should be reduced when the support of fuel decreases, and who are unwilling to accept the offer under the reward level set for 2004, showed a lower percentage to accept the offer.
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  • Sun, Chin-Hwa, Fu-Sung Chiang, Chia-Chen Liu, Eugene Tsoa. 2004. Analysis of Coastal and Offshore Fishermen's Willingness to Accept the Reward of Reducing Fishing Activities in Taiwan. Peer Review: No. In: Proceedings of the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, July 20-30, 2004, Tokyo, Japan: What are Responsible Fisheries? Compiled by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 2004. CD ROM. ISBN 0-9763432-0-7
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