Measuring Fishing Capacity and Utilization with Commonly Available Data: An Application to Alaska Fisheries

Felthoven, Ronald G.; Hiatt, Terry; Terry, Joseph M.
December 2002
Marine Fisheries Review;2002, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p29
Academic Journal
Due to a lack of data on vessel costs, earnings, and input use, many of the capacity assessment models developed in the economics literature cannot be applied in U.S. fisheries. This incongruity between available data and model requirements underscores the need for developing applicable methodologies. This paper presents a means of assessing fishing capacity and utilization (for both vessels and fish stocks) with commonly available data, while avoiding some of the shortcomings associated with competing "frontier" approaches (such as data envelopment analysis).


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