Remuneration systems used in the fishing sector and their consequences on crew wages and labor rent creation

Type Article
Date 2017-02
Language English
Author(s) Guillen Jordi1, 2, Boncoeur Jean3, Carvalho Natacha1, Frangoudes Katia3, Guyader Olivier4, Macher ClaireORCID4, Maynou Francesc2
Affiliation(s) 1 : European Commiss, Joint Res Ctr, Directorate Sustainable Resources D, Unit Water & Marine Resources D02, Via E Fermi 2749, I-21027 Ispra, Italy.
2 : CSIC, Inst Ciencies Mar, Psg Maritim Barceloneta 37-49, E-08003 Barcelona, Spain.
3 : Univ Bretagne Occidentale, IFREMER, CNRS, UMR 6308,AMURE, IUEM,12 Rue Kergoat,CS 93837, F-29280 Brest, France.
4 : Univ Bretagne Occidentale, Ifremer, CNRS, UMR 6308,AMURE,Unit Econ Maritime,IUEM, BP 70, F-29280 Brest, France.
Source Maritime Studies (2212-9790) (Springer), 2017-02 , Vol. 16 , N. 3 , P. 1-36
DOI 10.1186/s40152-017-0056-6
WOS© Times Cited 4
Abstract In most fisheries worldwide, crew are paid through different shared remuneration systems rather than a fixed wage. In shared remuneration systems, wages can significantly increase when the economic performance of vessels improve, and consequently provide incentives to workers. However, in recent years, mainly due to high overexploitation levels that lead to reduced productivity and consequently lower salaries shared remuneration systems have lost their attractiveness. Different remuneration systems applied in fisheries world-wide are described and analyzed comparatively. Results explain how crew wages and rent distribution outcomes vary between the different remuneration systems depending on the state of exploitation of the resource.
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