Economic and Social Sciences Research
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.
Recent Publications, Poster Presentations, Reports & Activities
- Resilience strategies in the face of short- and long-term change: Out-migration and fisheries regulation in Alaskan fishing communities.
HIMES-CORNELL, A., and K. HOELTING.
2015. Resilience strategies in the face of short- and long-term change: Out-migration and fisheries regulation in Alaskan fishing communities. Ecol. Soc. 20:9. DOI: ES-07074-200209.
- Costs, earnings, and employment in the Alaska saltwater sport fishing charter sector, 2011-2013.
LEW, D. K., G. SAMPSON, A. HIMES-CORNELL, J. LEE, and B. GARBER-YONTS.
2015. Costs, earnings, and employment in the Alaska saltwater sport fishing charter sector, 2011-2013. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-299, 134 p. (.pdf, 3.3 MB) Online.
- FishSET Spatial Economics Toolbox for Fisheries
By: ALAN HAYNIE
Conference: Alaska Marine Science Symposium, Anchorage, AK, Jan 2014
(2014 poster, .pdf, 4.57 MB) Online.
- Climate Change and Fisher Behavior in the Bering Sea Pollock Trawl and Pacific Cod Longline Fisheries
By: ALAN HAYNIE, LISA PFEIFFER
Conference: Alaska Marine Science Symposium, Anchorage, AK, Jan 2013
(2013 poster, .pdf, 1.2 MB) Online.
Economic Impacts of Alaska Salmon Fishery Failures and Federal Relief
New Community Snapshots Tool Available to Better Understand Alaska Fishing Communities
Using Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Data to Estimate Fishing Trip Activity and Duration
Analysis of Bering Sea Salmon Bycatch Reduction Measures
Productivity Change in U.S. Catch Share Fisheries
Decomposing Productivity and Efficiency Changes in the Alaska Head and Gut Factory Trawl (Amendment 80) Fleet
- Division Research Reports and Activities
See the publications and poster databases for additional listings.
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