Economic Contributions of U.S. Commercial Fisheries in American Samoa
Study results provide initial estimates of the economic significance of U.S. commercial fisheries to the American Samoa economy.
U.S. commercial fisheries provide significant contributions to American Samoa island communities from economic, social, and cultural perspectives. U.S. fisheries—primarily the purse seine fishery, longline fishery, and small boat fishery—land their fish in American Samoa for commercial purposes. This study aims to evaluate the economic contributions of these three U.S. commercial fisheries in American Samoa.
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Chan HL 2023. Economic Contributions of U.S. Commercial Fisheries in American Samoa U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-151, 35 p.