West Coast Fisheries Participation Survey Results

West Coast Fisheries Participation Survey Results

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In 2017 NOAA conducted a mail survey to collect information about West Coast fishermen. The survey asked them: why they choose to participate in commercial fishing, and the benefits they derive from fishing, this included non-monetary benefits. NOAA also wanted to understand how individuals and communities are affected when opportunities and profitability in particular fisheries change. We sent the survey to all vessel owners who had commercial fishery landings in Washington, Oregon or California in 2015 or 2016. We received over 1400 responses to our survey. We are repeating the survey the summer of 2020 and responses from the 2020 survey will be added to this website in the fall of 2020.

The participation survey result tool is available to help analyze and convey the scope of the survey responses. The distribution of the responses is displayed on the map. There are charts and tables summarizing responses to the survey questions. To maintain confidentiality of the data we show only the percentage of individuals who selected each response to the questions. Results can be viewed for all respondents or by state of residence of the respondents. The frequency table as well as the charts can be downloaded.

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West Coast Participation Survey Tool

Last updated by Office of Science and Technology on June 16, 2020