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Seafood Industry Impacts
- Annual estimates are provided for the seafood industry’s employment impacts, sales impacts, value added impacts and income impacts for the years 2006 through 2012.
- Sales impacts, value added impacts and income impacts are measured in thousands of nominal dollars, which are not adjusted for inflation. Employment impacts are measured in number of jobs, which includes both part-time and full-time jobs.
- Sales impacts reflect total dollar sales generated from the seafood industry. Value added impacts represent the contribution of the commercial fishing industry makes to gross demestic products. Income impacts represents wages, salaries, benefits, and proprietary income generated from the seafood industry.
- The seafood industry is divided into the following sectors: 1) commercial harvesters, 2) primary dealers and processors, 3) secondary seafood wholesalers and distributors, 4) grocers, and 5) restaurants. For 2007 through 2012, an additional sector - Importers - is included.
- Impacts are disaggregated into direct, indirect, and induced impacts
, which are additive within and across sectors for an impact category.
- Please note that it is incorrect to add any of the impact categories (sales, value added, income and employment impacts).
- The economic impact estimates for a specific state measure only the impacts that occurred within that state due to seafood industry activities in that state. For the commercial harvesters sector, the harvesting activity is attributed to the state where the fish were landed. Impacts generated in one state by seafood industry activities in other states are not included in the estimated impacts for that state. Therefore, the sum of the reported economic impacts for the states in a region will likely understate the economic impacts of the seafood industry on that region. These interstate impacts are captured in the aggregate U.S. model.
- Due to model enhancements implemented in August 2010, the values reported for 2006-2008 will not match the values reported in Fisheries Economics of the U.S..
- A description of the NMFS Seafood Industry Input/Output Model for the 2006 estimates can be found in: Kirkley, J. 2009. The NMFS Commercial Fishing & Seafood Industry Input/Output Model and the description for the 2007 through 2009 estimates can be found in: Kirkley, J. 2009. A User's Guide to the National and Coastal State I/O Model.