Cost-Earnings Study of the Hawaii Bottomfish Fishery: 2010

Abstract

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The objective of this study was twofold: (1) develop an empirical snapshot of behavioral, economic, and social characteristics of the Main Hawaiian Islands bottomfish fishery (2) establish baseline measures of attitudes and perceptions across the fleet towards fisheries management and current fishery conditions.

The survey was conducted by mail during the summer of 2010. All State of Hawaii commercial marine license holders who reported the catch of any bottomfish management unit species (BMUS) since November 2008 received a survey. Additionally, all federal noncommercial bottomfish permit holders received a survey. A total of 1,012 surveys were mailed across the State of Hawaii, and we received 519 completed surveys for a response rate of 51%.

Using these data, we describe various aspects of the fishery including: levels of fishing activity, fisher classification, economic performance of fishers, social aspects of bottomfish fishing, and attitudes and perceptions of bottomfish management in Hawaii.

Informational Products

Hawaii Bottomfish Survey 2010 Flyer

Summary Data Products

Hawaii Bottomfish Survey: 2010 Results
The Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish Fishery: An Overview of Economic and Social Characteristics

Reports and Publications

Hospital J, Beavers C
2011. Management of the Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish Fishery: Fishers' Attitudes, Perceptions, and Comments. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-11-06, 46 p.
Hospital J, Beavers C
2012. Economic and Social Characteristics of the Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish Fishery. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-12-01, 43 p. + Appendix.
Hospital J, Beavers C
2013. Catch Shares and the Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish Fishery: Linking Fishery Conditions and Fisher Perceptions. Marine Policy, 44: 9-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2013.08.006

Popular Press

Hospital J, Beavers C
2010. Fishermen identify levels of investment and annual fishing expenditures. Bottomfish News, Vol 9. State of Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources.
Hospital J, Beavers C
2010. Mahalo Hawaii bottomfish fishermen. Hawaii Fishing News, Vol 36, Number 10.
Hospital J, Beavers C
2010. Mahalo for your participation. Bottomfish News, Vol 8. State of Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources.
Hospital J, Beavers C
2010. New study to value bottomfish fishing in the main Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii Fishing News, Vol 36, Number 2.
Hospital J, Beavers C
2010. New study to value bottomfish fishing in the main Hawaiian Islands. Bottomfish News, Vol 7. State of Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources.

Presentations

Hospital J
2015. Bottoms Up! The Hawaii bottomfish fishery. Hanauma Bay Outreach Science Seminar, Hanauma Bay. Honolulu, HI. January 11.
Hospital J
2013. Modeling Strategies to Understand Economic and Socio-cultural Determinants of Market Participation in a Hawaiian Fishery [Student Poster Submission]. Heceta Head Coastal Conference. Florence, OR. October 26.
Hospital J, Beavers C
2012. MHI Bottomfish Fishing: Perspectives from the fleet. 2012 Hawaiian Islands Symposium. University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, HI. May 3.
Hospital J
2011. Noncommercial Bottomfish Fishing. Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council: Hawaii Noncommercial Data Workshop, Honolulu, HI. December 7.
Hospital J
2011. West Hawaii Bottomfish Fishing: Perspectives from the Fleet. Symposium on Kona's Marine Ecosystem: Past, Present and Future, Kailua-Kona, HI. September 16.
Hospital J
2011. Reflections on Management of the MHI Bottomfish Fishery: Fisher's Attitudes, Perceptions, and Comments: Results from the 2010 Hawaii Bottomfish Survey. Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council Hawaii Archipelago Ecosystem Plan Team Meeting. Honolulu, HI. April 13.
Hospital J
2011. Economic Performance of the Hawaii Bottomfish Fishery - 2010. Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council Hawaii Archipelago Ecosystem Plan Team Meeting, Honolulu, HI. April 13.
Hospital J
2010. The MHI Bottomfish Fishery and Catch Share Implications. NOAA Economics and Social Science Workshop, Orlando, FL. September 24.