socio-cultural data collection programs are essential
to estimating both the market and non-market benefits
society derives from living marine resources as well
as for assessing the human impacts from and responses
to management decisions.
Each regional office as well
as the Highly Migratory Species Division of the
collects commercial fisheries economic data.
Price and revenue data is available for most federally-managed
fisheries primarily via dealer reporting programs.
Cost and demographic data is available for selected
fisheries in each region. For additional information
on these data collection programs, contact information
is provided below:
The regional offices also undertake community profiling and
socio-cultural data collections. Recreational economic and demographic
data collections are undertaken and/or coordinated through the Recreational
Economics component of the Economics & Social Research Division.
Other Economic & Socio-Cultural Survey
In addition, data collectors related to Habitat,
Protected Species and Seafood Demand can be found
on those respective pages.