The Economics Team provides data, methods, and analyses needed to address economic issues associated with: (1) management of protected species - including (a) salmonids listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and (b) marine mammals protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act - and (2) management of the groundfish and salmon fisheries under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSFCMA). The Team also provides economic expertise and advice to policy makers through service on technical advisory committees, including the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (PFMC) Scientific and Statistical Committee and the RecFIN Technical Committee.
The Team works closely with agency and academic partners. Past and current collaborators include colleagues at NOAA Fisheries, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), California Department of Forestry, and Sea Grant. Academic collaborators include faculty, postdocs, and students affiliated with the University of California, Johns Hopkins University, Oregon State University, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (Milan, Italy), and University of Reading (United Kingdom).