Oregon Dungeness crab fishery bioeconomic model

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This archived document is maintained by the State Library of Oregon as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes.
Abstract/Description: Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) is usually Oregon's most valuable fishery (e.g. eight out of the last 10 crab season and other fisheries calendar year harvests), yet it is not managed explicitly for sustainable yields. Stock assessments are not used to determine annual exploitation levels. Without the impetus for optimal yield management policies or other alternative policy objectives, there has been little research work on developing bioeconomic models to help determine the "best" management practices. This study was designed to develop a management-level bioeconomic model to explore the economic impacts of alternative management practices consistent with stock conservation approaches.
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Dungeness crab fisheries -- Economic aspects -- Oregon -- Pacific Coast
Sustainable fisheries -- Oregon -- Pacific Coast
Date Issued: March 2017