Cruz-Trinidad, A. and Silvestre, G. and Pauly, D. (1997) A Low-level Geographic Information System for coastal zone management, with application to Brunei Darussalam. Part II:: Economic analysis of trawling in Brunei Darussalam. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 20(3-4), pp. 31-36.
Economic analysis of the trawl fishery of Brunei Darussalam was conducted using cost and returns analysis and based on an economic survey of trawlers and B:RUN, a low-level geographic information system. Profitability indicators were generated for the trawl fleet under various economic and operational scenarios. The results show that financial profits are earned by trawlers which operate off Muara, particularly those with high vessel capacity, and that these profits could be further enhanced. On the other hand, a similar fleet operating off Tutong would generate profits due mainly to high fish biomass. Trawling operations offshore are deemed financially unfeasible. Incorporating realistic opportunity costs and externalities for existing trawl operations off Muara results in economic losses.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||A Low-level Geographic Information System for coastal zone management, with application to Brunei Darussalam. Part II:: Economic analysis of trawling in Brunei Darussalam|
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|Journal or Publication Title: ||Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly|
|Page Range: ||pp. 31-36|
|Issuing Agency: ||WorldFish Center|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||Trawling; Economic analysis; Fishery economics; Coastal zone management; Geographical information systems; Brunei Darussalam|
|Item ID: ||9138|
|Depositing User: ||Mr William Ko|
|Date Deposited: ||27 Nov 2012 08:22|
|Last Modified: ||27 Nov 2012 08:22|
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