Fishery Management and Local Communities: The Case of Madeira Beach, Florida

Lucas , Linda E. (2001) Fishery Management and Local Communities: The Case of Madeira Beach, Florida. Marine Fisheries Review, 63(4), pp. 32-42.

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Abstract

This paper uses an industrial organization approach to trace the impact on Madeira Beach, Fla., and surrounding areas of a 1-month closure of the grouper fishery from 15 February 2001 to 15 March 2001. A proposed 2-month closure is also evaluated. This approach identifies the economic relationships in the industry based on both product and place. The empirical analysis measures the losses in employment and income, information that enriches social and anthropological research on fishery-dependent communities. The 1-month closure is estimated to have reduced annual catches landed in Madeira Beach by 9.7–10.1% and annual revenues by 9.3–11.5%. These reductions are associated with a direct loss of about 33 full-time (annualized) jobs and personal income losses between $8 and 12 million in Madeira Beach and Pinellas County over a 10-year period. If the closure occurs for 2 months, annual landings and revenues will be reduced an estimated 17–21% and 20–23%, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Title: Fishery Management and Local Communities: The Case of Madeira Beach, Florida
Personal Creator/Author:
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Lucas , Linda E.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 63
Number: 4
Page Range: pp. 32-42
Date: 2001
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Fisheries
Management
Item ID: 9748
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 13:24
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 13:24
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9748

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