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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. Those responsibilities are in part identified by the Federal regulatory analyses requirements.  More >

Distance photo of the UNISEA plant in Dutch Harbor, Alaska A hanging brailer of Tanner crabs
Staff sociologist working with commercial fisherman 

Current Issues and Interests

 Now Available on Our Website

Gulf of Alaska Groundfish Trawl Fishery Social Survey

Community Profiles for North Pacific Fisheries - Alaska

2013 Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Economic Status Reports for BSAI and GOA Groundfish and BSAI Crab

 


Recent Publications, Poster Presentations, Reports & Activities

  • On the statistical significance of regional economic impacts from changes in recreational fishing harvest limits in southern Alaska.
    LEW, D. K., and C. SEUNG. 2014. On the statistical significance of regional economic impacts from changes in recreational fishing harvest limits in southern Alaska. Mar. Resour. Econ. 29:241-257. 
     
  • Productivity growth and product choice in catch share fisheries: the case of Alaska pollock.
    TORRES, M., and R. FELTHOVEN. 2014. Productivity growth and product choice in catch share fisheries: the case of Alaska pollock. Mar. Policy 50:280-289. 
     
  • 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.

     
  • Examining the Flow of Revenues from North Pacific Fisheries

  • Assessing the Economic Impacts of 2011 Steller Sea Lion Protective Measures in the Aleutian Islands

  • Division Research Reports and Activities
     


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