Proceedings of the Eighteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, held July 11-15, 2016 at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Center (AECC), Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Suggested Bibliographic Reference: Challenging New Frontiers in the Global Seafood Sector: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 11-15, 2016. Compiled by Stefani J. Evers and Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2016.
The paper examines the competitive situation between different fleet sectors and their expected development in Senegal and Cape Verde. Recent statistics point towards overfishing, but the situation is not the same for all: Eg. there is a steady decline of Cape Verde artisanal catches, as opposed to a rise in industrial catch (INDP 2012). The aim of the paper is to investigate the current and future relative sectoral development (modelling part), their socioeconomic ties and mutual perception of competition (descriptive part), and its impact on and interrelations with policy making (modelling and quantitative part), based on an extensive survey dataset collected in Senegal and Cape Verde inter alia data on socioeconomics, business data, fishing activity and management views. Perceptions on the availability of resources and fishing effort indeed coincide with available data in both countries. Small-scale fishermen are more prone to economic risks. We find that there is substantial mobility from the small-scale into the industrial sector. No sectoral differences with regard to management views are obvious. Views on effective government support are nearly not affected by sectoral affiliation. I use the FISHRENT model under an open access setting by Pavel Salz (2010) for an analysis on fleet structures and effect from the introduction of policies. I expect to find immediate asymmetric effects. However, the long-term effects are expected to differ greatly with regard to the policy, sectoral development and factor use and availability. Additionally, I plan a regression analysis on factors influencing the fishermen's viewpoints on fisheries management.