Economic profile of Florida's marine life industry

Larkin, Sherry L. and Adams, Charles M. and Degner, Robert L. and Lee, Donna J. and Milon, J. Walter (2001) Economic profile of Florida's marine life industry. Gainesville, FL, Florida Sea Grant College Program, (Florida Sea Grant College Program, Technical Paper, 111)

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The marine life industry in Florida is defined as the harvest of live marine specimens (fish and invertebrate species including plants, live rock and sand, and small “critters”) for commercial use, primarily aquariums. This paper summarizes data collected on the industry since 1990, including total landings, revenues, and trends over time. Regional analysis shows where the primary collecting areas are located in Florida. Seasonal analysis shows when the majority of landings occur within the year. Statistics on the number of participants by type (i.e., collector versus wholesaler) provide insight into the size of the industry. Trends are evaluated in terms of changes across the 9-year period from 1990 to 1998. In general, the number of licensed collectors has increased substantially, landings of fish and animal invertebrates peaked in 1994, angelfish dominated the fish landings, live rock dominated the invertebrate landings, and the average landings per trip have remained relatively constant. (67pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Economic profile of Florida's marine life industry
Personal Creator/Author:
Larkin, Sherry L.
Adams, Charles M.
Degner, Robert L.
Lee, Donna J.
Milon, J. Walter
Series Name: Florida Sea Grant College Program, Technical Paper
Number: 111
Date: 2001
Publisher: Florida Sea Grant College Program
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Projects: Project No. R/LR-A-23
Funders: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Issuing Agency: Florida Sea Grant College Program
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aquarium fish; invertebrates; marine life landings; marine ornamental fish
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 293
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2007 21:04
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:17

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