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Supplement to the Report of a Workshop on the Fishery and Management of Short Mackerel (Rastrelliger spp.) on the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia








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    Report of a workshop on the fishery and management of Short Mackerel (Rastrelliger spp.) on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia 1999
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    Objectives of the workshop were: (a) to review the status of fisheries and management of short mackerels (Rastrelliger spp.) on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia; (b) based on information generated in (a), to develop a draft management plan for the fishery. To facilitate a full and frank participation of fishermen as much as possible in the workshop’s discussions, the workshop was run in the Malay language. Translation to English was made by Malaysian participants whenever necessar y for the benefit of non-Malay speaking participants. The agenda of the workshop appears in Appendix C.
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    Report of the bio-economic modelling workshop on the small pelagic fisheries of the west coast of peninsular Malaysia
    Vistana hotel, Penang, Malaysia. 12-16 February 2001
    2001
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    A bio-economic modelling workshop was organized in order to improve the information base for the preparation of a fisheries management plan of the small pelagic fisheries of the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Plan preparation by the Department of Fisheries is supported by the FAO/Norway FishCode Project (see Field Reports F-13 and F-17). Two different modelling approaches have been applied to these fisheries. The surplus production bioeconomic model of the Gordon-Schaefer type sugg ests that effort at MSY is about 387,000 standard purse seine days producing a MSY of about 109,000 tonnes of small pelagics. At the MSY effort level, however, resource rent is completed dissipated and the fishery incurs an estimated loss of MR 25.6 million. As current effort level (data of 1997) is about 380,000 standardized fishing days, the analysis suggests that fishing effort and capacity are excessive. A resource rent of about MR 77 million might be attainable through the reducti on of fishing effort to 180,000 standardized fishing days, i.e. less than half of the current level. This result should be interpreted as providing an order of magnitude only because of the application of a single species model to an assemblage of small pelagic species. One species group, namely Rastrelliger, contributes 73 percent to the ex-vessel value of these fisheries. This result should also be interpreted cautiously because the shoaling nature of small pelagic species was not expl icitly taken into account in the modelling exercise....
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    Report on a consultation with stakeholders on the fisheries management plan for small-pelagic fisheries on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia
    Penang, Malaysia, 19-20 February 2001
    2001
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    The report contains the proceedings and results of a consultation with stakeholders in the fishery for small-pelagic fish of the west coast of peninsular Malaysia of a Fisheries Management Plan for that fishery, that was drafted in August 2000 by staff of the Department of Fisheries of Malaysia with assistance of the FISHCODE Project (see FISHCODE Field Report No. F-13). The comments of the stakeholders were laid down in a table with agreed resolutions and in detail per working group in Appendix 8. These comments will be incorporated into a second draft of the Fisheries Management Plan that will be presented to representatives of the fishing industry before it is finalised and implemented.

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