Fisheries Economics Team

Economics TeamThe Fisheries Ecology Division’s Fisheries Economics Team conducts high quality social science research on issues important to fisheries management, protected species, and ecosystems. In particular, we focus our economic and social research on: 1) evaluating policies associated with the Pacific Coast groundfish and salmon fisheries managed under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA); 2) water quality, instream flow, and other habitat requirements for salmonid fish species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA); and 3) adaptation strategies employed by coastal communities in response to changing regulations, environmental conditions, and resource availability. All of our research is centered around the linkages between ecological and social systems, and projecting and mitigating impacts of climate and other ecosystem changes on coastal communities.

Fisheries Economics Team members currently serve on the scientific advisory bodies including the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee and the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (PSMFC) PacFIN Committee. Indirect technical support includes collaborating with the PSMFC to develop data tools that will enable more efficient access to existing data sources for other researchers, resource managers, and the general public.

The Team collaborates with many government and academic partners. Government partners includes colleagues at other regional NOAA Fisheries Science Centers, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and California Sea Grant. Academic collaborators include faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the University of California Santa Cruz, University of Dayton, University of Nebraska’s Water for Food InstituteThe previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries disclaimer., Idaho State University, Cal Poly San Luis ObispoThe previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries disclaimer., California State University Monterey Bay, and Resources for the Future.

Team members

Research activities

Recent publications

Miller, Rebecca R., John C. Field, Jarrod A. Santora, Melissa H. Monk, Rosemary Kosaka, and Cynthia Thomson. Spatial valuation of California marine fisheries as an ecosystem service. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Published on the web 22 January 2017, previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries disclaimer.

Elbakidze, Levan, Benjamin Fa'anunu, Aaron Mamula, and R. Garth Taylor. 2017. Evaluating economic efficiency of a water buyback program: The Klamath irrigation project. Resource and Energy Economics 48:68-82.

Foster, Timothy, Nicholas Brozovic, and Cameron Speir. 2017. The buffer value of groundwater when well yield is limited. Journal of Hydrology 547:638-649.

Lee, Min-Yang, Cameron Speir, Andrew Carr-Harris, and Sharon Benjamin. 2017. Geographic concentration of the Atlantic sea scallop fishery. Review of Regional Studies 47:25-46.

Wallmo, Kristy and Rosemary Kosaka. 2017. Using choice models to inform large marine protected area design. Marine Policy, 83: 111-117.

He, Xi, and John Field (eds.), Aaron Mamula, Susan Sogard, William Watson, Nick Wegner, and Mary Yoklavich. 2016. NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center: Draft agency report to the Technical Subcommittee of the Canada-U.S. Groundfish Committee. In: Report of the Technical Subcommittee of the Canada-United States Groundfish Committee: 57th annual meeting of the TSC (April 26-27, 2016, Newport, Oregon), p 308-326. Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission.

Speir, Cameron, Jae Han, and Nicholas Brozovic. 2016. Spatial dynamic optimization of groundwater use with ecological standards for instream flow. Water Economics and Policy 2(3):1650013 (23 p.).

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