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
- Understanding vulnerability in Alaska fishing communities: a validation methodology for rapid assessment of indices related to well-being.
HIMES-CORNELL, A., C. MAGUIRE, S. KASPERSKI, K. HOELTING, and R. POLLNAC.
2016. Understanding vulnerability in Alaska fishing communities: a validation methodology for rapid assessment of indices related to well-being. Ocean Coastal Manage. 124:53-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.02.004 Online.
- Using socioeconomic and fisheries involvement indices to understand Alaska fishing community well-being.
HIMES-CORNELL, A., and S. KASPERSKI.
2016. Using socioeconomic and fisheries involvement indices to understand Alaska fishing community well-being. Coastal Manage. 44:36-70. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08920753.2016.1116671. Online.
- Big Data From a Big Fishery: Using Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) to Characterize Trips by Catcher Vessels in the Bering Sea Pollock Fishery
By: JORDAN T. WATSON, ALAN C. HAYNIE
Conference: American Fisheries Society, 145th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, Aug 2015
(2015 poster, .pdf, 1.58 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.
Advances in the Stock Assessment and Fisheries Evaluation–Economic Status Report
- Division Research Reports and Activities
See the publications and poster databases for additional listings.
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