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Economic and Social Sciences Research

Economic Status Reports


Data Collection Programs
Alaska Fishing Communities



Now available on our website

2014 Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Economic Reports for BSAI and GOA Groundfish and BSAI Crab

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Alaska Fishing Community Profiles, Snapshots, and maps for commercial, recreational, and subsistence fishing activity

The primary mission of the Economic and Social Sciences Research Program is to provide economic and sociocultural information that will assist NMFS in meeting its stewardship responsibilities.

Activities in support of this mission include:

  • collecting economic and sociocultural data relevant for the conservation and management of living marine resources
  • developing models to use that data both to monitor changes in economic and sociocultural indicators and to estimate the economic and sociocultural impacts of alternative management measures
  • preparing reports and publications
  • participating on NPFMC, NMFS, and inter-agency working groups
  • preparing and reviewing research proposals and programs;
  • preparing analyses of proposed management measures
  • assisting Alaska Regional Office and NPFMC staff in preparing regulatory analyses
  • providing data summaries

Many of these are cooperative activities conducted with other scientists at the Center, other NMFS sites, the NPFMC, other natural resource agencies, and universities. Currently, the research topics being addressed cooperatively by program staff and scientists at the University of Washington, the University of Alaska, and the University of California, Davis include regional economic impact models, behavioral models of fishing operations, indicators of economic performance, and the non-market valuation of living marine resources.

Staff anthropologist working with commercial fisherman A hanging brailer of Tanner crabs Distance photo of the UNISEA plant in Dutch Harbor, Alaska
Recent Publications, Poster Presentations, Reports & Activities

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