NMFS NUMBER: 88-AKR-003
Role of Pacific Groundfish in International Groundfish
Johnson, Richard S.
National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region, 709
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of this project was to assess the competitive position
of the U.S. groundfish industry in global groundfish markets,
considering the costs of harvesting, processing, and marketing
groundfish products; the nature of the demand for those
groundfish products; the nature of supply from competing
sources of groundfish products; and, the nature of institutional
arrangements, including government policy here and abroad.
An economic model was developed to depict the "internationalization"
of the world groundfish market. Based on the model,
the researchers concluded that extended fisheries jurisdiction,
while having little impact on landings and ex-vessel prices,
has played an important role in international groundfish