* ICLARM is now known as WorldFish Center

Naga - The *ICLARM Quarterly
Vol. 23, No. 4 (October - December 2000)

Socioeconomic Characteristics of Payang Seine (Lampara) and Driftnet Fisheries in West Sumatra, Indonesia
L.W. Zen, S.Y. Tai and N.M. Raja Abdullah

A proportionate random sample survey of ten percent of the driftnet and payang seine fishers in West Sumatra was carried out in 1998. A total of 45 driftnet and 66 lampara fishers were interviewed to obtain socioeconomic data on the fisheries. About 40 percent of the driftnet and 76 percent of the lampara fishers owned and operated their fishing vessels and gears indicating a high level of ownership of fishing assets by these small scale fishers. The lampara catches consisted mainly of eastern little tuna, skipjack tuna, yellow fin tuna and mackerel, while the driftnets caught mainly Spanish mackerel, Indian mackerel, eastern little tuna and scad.

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