Studies on community impacts of fishing regulations
There are two broad categories of information that NMFS uses in its evaluations
of impacts: community profiles and impact assessments. Impact assessments
look at the basic profile of the community and then provide additional investigations
of the likely impacts of specific regulations on each community --given its
unique characteristics and heritage. The page on laws and policies provides
some guidelines for National Standard 8 analyses and for Social Impact Assessments.
Here we provide a sampling of some of the impact assessments conducted in
recent years, in an attempt to give researchers and others a feel for how
those guidelines are put into practice.
- 1996 'An Appraisal of the Social and Cultural Aspects of the Multispecies
Groundfish Fishery in the New England and the Mid-Atlantic Regions' by David
Griffith and Christopher L. Dyer. Prepared under Contract Number 50-DGNF-5-00008
between The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and Aguirre
version or PDF file (1.1MB).
- 1998 Social and Cultural Impact Assessment of the Highly
Migratory Species Management Plan and the Amendment to the Atlantic Billfish
Management Plan. Prepared for the Highly Migratory Species Office, National
Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
U.S. Department of Commerce, July 1998. New Brunswick, NJ: The Ecopolicy
Center. (Douglas Wilson and Bonnie J. McCay)
- 2000 'Fishing Ports of
the Mid-Atlantic' by Bonnie McCay and Marie Cieri. A Report to the Mid-Atlantic
Fishery Management Council, Dover, Delaware, April 2000.
- 2001 "New
England's Fishing Communities" by
Madeleine Hall-Arber et al. Revised version of the final report for
Northeast MARFIN grant #NA87FF0547.
- 2002 'Identifying
Fishing Dependent Communities: Development and Confirmation of a Protocol' by
Steve Jacob, Michael Jepson, Carlton Pomeroy, David Mulkey, Chuck Adams
and Suzanna Smith. A MARFIN Project and Report to the NMFS Southeast
Fisheries Science Center.