A comparison of economic performance in the fisheries sector: A short- and long-term perspective

Type Article
Date 2008-05
Language English
Author(s) Le Floc'h P.1, Daures Fabienne2, Brigaudeau Cecile1, Bihel J.1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Bretagne Occidentale, UMR AMURE M 101, F-29334 Quimper, France.
2 : IFREMER, UMR AMURE M 101, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
Source Marine Policy (0308-597X) (Elsevier), 2008-05 , Vol. 32 , N. 3 , P. 421-431
DOI 10.1016/j.marpol.2007.08.010
WOS© Times Cited 9
Keyword(s) Fishery, Accounting, Production cost, Microeconomic data
Abstract Indicators of the economic performance of fishing vessels are frequently computed in various countries. In this paper, we use different types of information to assess capital value and the economic performance of fishing vessels. On the one hand, field surveys provide technical and financial information on the main components of fishing capital. On the other hand, book values are given in bookkeeping databases. Both sources of information on fishing capital are used for the same set of vessels, namely the commercial fishing fleet of the French region of Brittany. Based on these two sources, measures of economic performance can be produced for the short term using gross surplus; and for the long term including the cost of capital. The measures of performance obtained are presented and the differences between them are then discussed. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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