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GRANT NUMBER:  NA36FD0181           NMFS NUMBER:   92-AKR-016

REPORT TITLE:  Bioeconomic Consequences of Bycatch in Bering Seas Fisheries

AUTHOR:  Criddle, Keith R.

PUBLISH DATE: April 1, 1996

AVAILABLE FROM:  National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802.  PHONE: (907) 586-7224

ABSTRACT

A framework was developed for a dynamic multispecies nonlinear optimization model of five aggregate Bering Sea groundfish fisheries. The model couples a state space time series model of multispecies population dynamics with a nonlinear multi-product specification of twelve harvesting and processing operation categories. Data developed from the 1991 inshore-offshore cost survey were used to estimate the parameters of the production functions. The model structure facilitates statistical tests of the significance of observed differences among the operation categories. The estimated econometric model was not significantly better than a simple model based solely on the categorical means in the data.

 
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