Publisher : Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology
DOI : 10.4217/OPR.2009.31.2.157
Title & Authors
Test of Fishing Activity Levels using Schaefer Model Lee, Kwang-Nam;
The study examined overuse of the fishery resource. Influence of fishing activity was estimated by application of Schaefer model`s. Fishing efforts that produced the maximum sustainable yield were determined in the model, allowing the effect of overfishing to be assessed. In the model, a wide variety of fish species as well as crustaceans and shellfish were susceptible to overfishing, while mollusks were not. Overfishing by modern techniques exacted a greater toll than more traditional methods. The results of the modeling study suggest that the `Buy bag` input-control system of fisheries resource management warrants consideration, as does modernization, expansion and strengthening of self-control management of the fishery resource. Finally, more effective efforts in dissemination of policy information and education concerning the fishery resource are needed.