Cost-earnings Study of the Mariana Archipelago Small Boat Fisheries: 2011

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 small boat fishing across the Mariana Archipelago (2) establish baseline measures of attitudes and perceptions across the fleet towards fisheries management and current fishery conditions.

In 2011, PIFSC Economist Justin Hospital, in collaboration with the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group (PIFG), completed a cost-earnings survey to better understand the economic, social, and cultural importance of boat-based fishing across the Mariana archipelago (Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). Data were collected from surveys of 260 fishermen, including some of the first boat-based fisheries data to come from the islands of Tinian and Rota.

Reports

Hospital J, Beavers C
2014. Economic and social characteristics of small boat fishing in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-14-02, 58 p. + Appendices.
Hospital J, Beavers C
2012. Economic and social characteristics of Guam's small boat fisheries. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-12-06, 59 p. + Appendices.

Summary Data Products

Mariana Archipelago Cost-Earnings Survey 2011 Flyer
Survey to show importance of fishing to Guam and the CNMI
Economic survey shows importance of boat-based fishing in the Mariana Archipelago
Mariana Archipelago Boat Fishing Cost-Earnings Survey: 2011 Results

Popular Press

Hospital J, Pacific Islands Fisheries Group (PIFG)
2011. Survey to show importance of fishing to Guam and the CNMI. Marianas Fishing Magazine. Vol IV, Number 2.
David C
2011. Survey seeks to verify importance of fishing in Marianas. Saipan Tribune. May 19.
Erediano, E
2011. NOAA, fisheries group launch fishing survey. Marianas Variety. May 18.

Presentations

Beavers C, Hospital J
2013. Mariana Archipelago Boat-Based Fishing Survey 2011: Preliminary Results. CNMI 2013 Fisheries Workshop, Saipan, MP. February 6.
Hospital J, Pacific Islands Fisheries Group (PIFG)
2012. Mariana Archipelago Boat-Based Fishing Survey 2011: Preliminary Results. 153rd Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council Meeting, Saipan, MP. March 5.