This research aims to explore the advantage
and disadvantage of hiring foreign migrant laborers by small-scale fisheries
(SSFs) toward rural coastal areas. The targeted groups are migrant fishermen
coming from Indonesia who work onboard Taiwan’s fishing boats within Nanfangao
area. First of all, we outline the importance of
SSFs, particularly in developing countries. Many SSFs are characterized by
self-governing mechanisms that have significant conservation value. This study
is not only an exploratory research to find out and discover the range and
scope of issues and concepts, but also is an explanatory research to explain
how or why things are used to predict, which is carried out to investigate in a
timely manner a phenomenon, that has not been studied before, or has not been
well explained previously. As a result, this study indicates that the future
research needs to demand priority and generate operational definitions for
building a better-researched model.
JEL classification numbers: F16, F60, H13.
Keywords: Foreign Migrant Labor, Small-Scale Fisheries, Rural Coastal