The potential effects of a redistributive fishing quota policy on the profits and employment of the artisanal fisher organizations is analyzed within a multi-objective programming model.
We apply it to the common sardine and anchovies fisheries in the Biobío Region. The results indicate the presence of trade-offs between the equity – profits and equity – employment objectives, and the existence of widespread inefficiencies in the effort allocation within the organizations, independently of the weight given to the different objectives. The room for redistributive policies is deemed to be narrow when quotas are totally consumed.
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