- The *ICLARM Quarterly
23, No. 4 (October - December 2000)
Characteristics of Payang Seine (Lampara) and
Driftnet Fisheries in West Sumatra, Indonesia
L.W. Zen, S.Y. Tai and N.M. Raja Abdullah
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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