Migration and fishing in Indonesian coastal villages.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The coastal ecosystems in Southeast Asia are under increased pressure from local and global change. This paper examines human migration and the use of marine resources in coastal villages in the Minahasa district of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Primary data were collected through interviews with village leaders, focus groups, and a sample survey of 600 fishing households. Migration is responsible for at least one quarter of the total growth during the past decade. All groups of fishermen report falling productivity of the nearshore fisheries. Econometric analysis is used to examine the weekly fish catch of the artisanal fishing sector. Migration status and socioeconomic variables seem to have no systematic effect, while fishing effort (labor, boat, and gear), the degree of specialization, and the remoteness of villages are found to be positively related to weekly fish catches.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kramer, RA; Simanjuntak, SMH; Liese, C

Published Date

  • June 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 367 - 372

PubMed ID

  • 12174608

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1654-7209

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0044-7447

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1579/0044-7447-31.4.367


  • eng