An Economic Analysis of Texas Shrimp Season Closures

Griffin, Wade and Hendrickson, Holly and Oliver, Chris and Matlock , Gary and Bryan, C. E. and Riechers, Robin and Clark , Jerry (1992) An Economic Analysis of Texas Shrimp Season Closures. Marine Fisheries Review, 54(3), pp. 21-28.

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Management of the Texas penaeid shrimp fishery is aimed at increasing revenue from brown shrimp, Penaeus aztecus, landings and decreasing the level of discards. Since 1960 Texas has closed its territorial sea for 45-60 days during peak migration of brown shrimp to the Gulf of Mexico. In 1981 the closure was extended to 200 miles to include the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. Simulation modeling is used in this paper to estimate the changes in landings, revenue, costs, and economic rent attributable to the Texas closure. Four additional analyses were conducted to estimate the effects of closing the Gulf 1- to 4-fathom zone for 45 and 60 days, with and without effort redirected to inshore waters. Distributional impacts are analyzed in terms of costs, revenues, and rents, by vessel class, shrimp species, vessel owner, and crew.

Item Type: Article
Title: An Economic Analysis of Texas Shrimp Season Closures
Personal Creator/Author:
Griffin, Wade
Hendrickson, Holly
Oliver, Chris
Matlock , Gary
Bryan, C. E.
Riechers, Robin
Clark , Jerry
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 54
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 21-28
Date: 1992
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9892
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2012 12:37
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2012 12:37

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