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Socioeconomic Analysis

The importance of marine resources for people and communities is a major consideration in ecosystem management. GIS is used to map trends in business practices, profile community involvement in fisheries, analyze recreational angler fishing site selection, and most recently, as a tool to monitor and assess impacts from the 2005 hurricane season. GIS is also used to assess the effectiveness of marine protected areas and the impacts of regulations.

Redistribution Rate Change Human Dimension Series  
Aleutian Islands Redistribution of Catch Human Dimension Series  
     
     

 

 

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