Study of Market Demand for Bottomfish in Hawaii


This research presented a generalized inverse demand system, as applied to the Hawaii bottomfish fishery, and described market linkages between various fish species in the Hawaii bottomfish market. Additionally, the study estimated measures of consumer welfare changes associated with a variety of potential total allowable catch (TAC) levels for main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Deep 7 bottomfish species. Monthly State of Hawaii commercial data and National Marine Fisheries Service foreign trade data from 1996 to 2006 were used to formulate the demand system.


Hospital J, Pan M
2009. Demand for Hawaii bottomfish revisited: incorporating economics into total allowable catch management. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-PIFSC-20, 19 p. + Appendix.