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Marine Fisheries - Social Economic Data Reports

Marine Fisheries

Social and Economic Data

The Division has been collecting social and economic data on North Carolina’s fisheries since 1999. Commercial fishermen are surveyed every year in a different area of the coast, with the goal of revisiting each area every five years. Reports from these surveys are available below. The implementation of the Coastal Recreational Fishing License now allows similar surveys to be conducted with recreational fishermen. Information from these surveys is included in the socioeconomics section of every Fishery Management Plan, as required by the Fisheries Reform Act.

Commercial Fishing Reports

A Business and Economic Profile of Seafood Dealers in North Carolina (Hadley and Crosson 2010)

A Social and Economic Analysis of Commercial Fisheries in North Carolina: Beaufort Inlet to the South Carolina State Line (Crosson 2010)

A Social and Economic Analysis of Commercial Fisheries in North Carolina: Atlantic Ocean (Crosson 2009)

An Economic Profile Analysis of the Commercial Fishing Industry in North Carolina Including Profiles for Interjurisdictionally-Managed Species (McInerny and Bianchi 2009)

Trends in North Carolina Seafood Prices (Crosson 2008)

A Social and Economic Analysis of Commercial Fisheries in North Carolina: Core Sound (Crosson 2007b)

A Social and Economic Analysis of Commercial Fisheries in North Carolina: Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds (Crosson 2007a)

Lasting Impacts of Hurricanes on North Carolina’s Commercial Fishermen – Follow-Up Survey
(Cheuvront 2005)

A Social and Economic Analysis of Snapper Grouper Complex Fisheries in North Carolina South of Cape Hatteras (Cheuvront 2004)

An Economic Profile Analysis of the Commercial Fishing Industry of North Carolina Including Profiles for State-Managed Species (Burgess and Bianchi 2004)

A Social and Economic Analysis of Commercial Fisheries in North Carolina: Beaufort Inlet to the South Carolina State Line (Cheuvront 2003)

An Economic Profile Analysis of the Commercial Fishing Industry of North Carolina Including Profiles for the Coastal Fishing Counties (Bianchi 2003)

A Social and Economic Analysis of Commercial Fisheries of Core Sound, North Carolina (Cheuvront 2002)

An Economic Analysis of Commercial Fisheries in the Pamlico Sound Area, North Carolina (Diaby 2001)

An Economic Analysis of Commercial Fisheries in the Albemarle Sound Management Area, North Carolina
(Diaby 2000)

Recreational Fishing Reports

A Social and Economic Profile of Ocean Fishing Piers in North Carolina (Hadley 2012)
Social and Economic Survey of Recreational Saltwater Anglers in North Carolina (Crosson 2010)

Limited Access Privilege Programs (LAPPs)

In 2007 and 2008, the Marine Fisheries Commission requested a variety of analyses on LAPPS and individual transferable quotas (ITQs) for state fisheries. The presentations to the MFC from those investigations are provided below. (PowerPoint files) LAPP Options for Striped Bass (Pine Knoll Shores, September 2008)

LAPP Projections for King Mackerel, Striped Bass, and Southern Flounder (Carolina Beach, January 2008)

Limited Access Privilege Programs (LAPPs), A Survey of North Carolina Commercial Fishermen
(Ocracoke, November 2007)

Limited Access Privilege Programs (LAPPs) (Raleigh, June 2007)

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