Fishing capacity assessment of the octopus coastal trap fishery using data envelopment analysis(DEA)

DEA 기법을 이용한 낙지통발어업의 어획능력 측정

  • Kim, Do-Hoon (Fisheries Economics & Public Affairs Team, National Fisheries Research & Development Institute) ;
  • An, Heui-Chun (Fisheries Engineering Team, NFRDI) ;
  • Lee, Kyoung-Hoon (Fisheries Engineering Team, NFRDI) ;
  • Hwang, Jin-Wook (Fisheries Economics & Public Affairs Team, National Fisheries Research & Development Institute)
  • 김도훈 (국립수산과학원 정책홍보팀) ;
  • 안희춘 (국립수산과학원 수산공학팀) ;
  • 이경훈 (국립수산과학원 수산공학팀) ;
  • 황진욱 (국립수산과학원 정책홍보팀)
  • Published : 2007.11.30


Estimating fishing capacity is one of current hot issues in the international fisheries. It is because that increased fishing capacity has caused not only fish stocks to be reduced, but also additional fishing costs to be incurred without additional incomes, which resulted in decrease of economically viability of fisheries. In order to solve this problem, FAO adopted 'the International Plan of Action for the Management of Fishing Capacity' in 1999 and recommended that member countries to measure fishing capacity and to implement the domestic action plan to reduce excess fishing capacity. This study is aimed at assessing fishing capacity of the octopus coastal trap fishery(OCTF) using data envelopment analysis(DEA) which is a method recommended by FAO. The DEA results on 10 individual OCTF vessels showed that the capacity utilization(CU) was a 0.93 on average, indicating some differences in CU among vessels(0.79-1.0). In addition, results of the sensitivity analysis revealed that under the current level of catch, the gross tonnage, horse power, days fished, and traps per trip could be reduced by 35%, 33%, 16%, and 18% on average, respectively.


Fishing capacity;Data envelopment analysis(DEA);Trap fishery;Octopus


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