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Determination of technical efficiency of fisheries by stochastic frontier models: a case on the Gulf of Cádiz (Spain)

Juan José García del Hoyo, David Castilla Espino and Ramón Jiménez Toribio

in ICES Journal of Marine Science

Published on behalf of ICES/CIEM

Volume 61, issue 3, pages 416-421
Published in print January 2004 | ISSN: 1054-3139
Published online January 2004 | e-ISSN: 1095-9289 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icesjms.2004.02.003
Determination of technical efficiency of fisheries by stochastic frontier models: a case on the Gulf of Cádiz (Spain)

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We give a broad review of a variety of econometric procedures to estimate technical efficiency and compare the results of several of them based on an application to the purse-seine fishery operating in the Gulf of Cádiz in 1998 and 1999. As these approaches provide different technical efficiency estimates, they might have different policy implications. Two conclusions are obtained: firstly, the higher the useful life of vessels is, the smaller the technical efficiency is; and secondly, the present total allowable catch regime based only on vessels larger than 12 m is unsuitable for this fishery.

Keywords: comparison; deterministic frontier; Gulf of Cádiz; management measures; purse-seine fishing; stochastic frontiers; technical efficiency

Journal Article.  4057 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Environmental Science ; Marine and Estuarine Biology

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