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Researchers assess economic productivity for Hawaii longline fishery

PIFSC Socioeconomics Program researcher Dr. Minling Pan, in collaboration with Northeast Fisheries Science Center economist Dr. John Walden, recently published a study measuring productivity changes in the Hawaii longline fishery in the journal Marine Policy. Fisheries productivity is the result of … Continue reading

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Considering catch share management for the Hawaii longline fishery

The Hawaii longline fleet is currently subject to catch quotas for bigeye tuna assigned by two regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs). One quota is assigned by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), for bigeye tuna caught in the … Continue reading

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Visualizing the market for ahi tuna in Hawaii: tracking supply and demand characteristics over time

By Kolter Kalberg and Dawn Kotowicz The majority of commercial landings for domestically caught ahi (bigeye and yellowfin tuna) sold in Hawaii go through the United Fishing Agency (UFA) auction. An auction setting, such as UFA, is often an effective … Continue reading

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Economic and social science engagement at Pier 38 – An ear to the ground

Economic researcher Kolter Kalberg (JIMAR) and Social Science researcher Dawn Kotowicz (JIMAR) visit the Honolulu Fish Auction weekly. They check in with fish dealers, auction staff, and longline fishermen during their early mornings at Pier 38. They check to see … Continue reading

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PIFSC researchers publish paper on social and economic effects of the first extended closure of Hawaii Longline Fishing Fleet

by Dawn Kotowicz “Hawai’i expected to have less local ‘ahi at year end” – Honolulu Star-Advertiser headline, 10/7/10 Fisheries closures affect more than just fishermen. It is important for researchers and managers to take into account impacts of their decisions … Continue reading

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