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Title: ST5: Economics and Social Sciences

the NOAA Fisheries Economics & Human Dimensions Program. Data collection, assessments and research undertaken by the Economics Program are used to evaluate the benefits and costs of alternative management actions, to prioritize management needs, and to facilitate policy design that sustainably maximizes societal benefits from ocean and coastal resources.

Important functions of the Economics Program include:

Monitoring status and trends in performance of the commercial and recreational fishing sectors, including assessing regional economic impacts (sales, value-added and job impacts)

Analyzing critical fishery management issues such as evaluating the economic performance of catch share programs, assessing marine spatial management options, and assessing protected species bycatch reduction strategies

Conducting research on valuing marine protected species

Analyzing the economic impacts and benefits from habitat conservation and restoration efforts

Conducting integrated modeling of ecosystem services

Conducting community profiles and

Advancing social indicators to assess community vulnerability and resilience.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 44127
Date Effective From: 2004-01-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Curtis, Rita
Address: 1315 East-West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Email Address:
Phone: 301-427-8122
Fax: 301-713-4137



CC ID: 164560

NMFS ST Human Dimensions Program


CC ID: 164561

NMFS ST Economics Program

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 3454
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:3454
Metadata Record Created By: Shirley Jeoffroy
Metadata Record Created: 2007-01-11 09:18+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2014-02-12
Owner Org: OST
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2014-02-12
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2015-02-12