Short-term decisions of small-scale fishers selecting alternative target species: a choice model

Short-term decisions of small-scale fishers selecting alternative target species: a choice model

Primary Country: Mexico
Ecosystem: species
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) US$800 million was contribution from annual average catch in Yucatan over the last 10 years (b) for the tested economic model, authors observed, for community of San Felipe,it was evident that reduction of revenues from fishing octopus encouraged fishers to select lobster in subsequent trips, even when travel costs may increase; weather has a negative effect as diving for lobster requires clear water (c) for the resources availability model, availability of octopus and opportunity costs with negative effect encourage fishers to select lobster as a target; rain was also associated with a decrease in the probability of fishers targeting lobster (d) The observed results show fishers’ response to stimuli such as availability of the target and the potential revenues that it generates.
Methodology: models used are based on logistic regression analysis and probability functions
Region: Americas

Publication information

Salas, S. U.R. SumailaT. Pitcher “Short-term decisions of small-scale fishers selecting alternative target species: a choice model” Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 61: 374-383, 2004

Addtional Notes

 

The purpose of this paper was to provide insights into fishers’ behavior through the analysis of daily individual decisions of small- scale fishers about target species selection using choice models by comparing three fishing communities from the Yucatan coast of Mexico. 

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