Question Bank

Generic Clearance For Economic Surveys of the Commercial & Charter Harvesting Sectors of Federally Managed Fisheries

Question Bank for an H-G ICR.xlsx

Commercial and Charter Harvesting Sector Surveys

OMB: 0648-0823

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Overview

Respondent Info
Boat & Gear Info
Trip Costs
Other Trip Info
Earnings Info
Annual Costs excl lab and loans
Crew Size and Payments
Loan (Info
Exogenous Shocks
Opinions
Nn-resp questions
Spotter plane questions
Processor Questions
Former participant Qs


Sheet 1: Respondent Info

Respondent Information Questions
























Note: We use the term "boat" to refer to boats and boats in all the worksheets in this spreadsheet. Each survey will use the correct fishery or region-specific term. "[Year]" is a placeholder for the actual year(s) to be used in a survey. The option to check the "Prefer not to answer" box will be included for many questions.
























Explanation: Each survey will request a subset of the following information for 1 or 2 specific calendar or fiscal years or the last 12 months. Information related to a specific boat will be for an identified boat or a list of identified boats.























No new Qs
# Respondent Information Com, Chart or Both PI Charter AK Charter NE Charter NW Charter SE Charter SW Charter SW Alba. SW Swordf. SE USVI SE PR SE Shrimp SE Golden Crab NE Multi Gears NW LE & OA SW CPS PI ASPL PI HPL PI ASSB PI HSB PI MASB PI Guam Add-on PI Saipan Add-on PI A.S. Add-on No of surveys with this Q
1 Date of survey response (Month/Day/Year) B





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2 May I please speak to [NAME OF CONTACT]? B

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3 Are you/ is [NAME OF CONTACT] the owner of [boat NAME]? B

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4 Did the [boat NAME] take anyone fishing for a fee in [Year]? C

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5 Did more than 50% of the [boat NAME]’s [region specific term] trips in [Year] target [name of a region-specific species group]? B

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6 Are you willing to provide cost and earnings information associated with your [region-specific term] fishing business? B

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7 What is the best time for the interviewer to call you back? B

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8 What are the business name and license number of your business as listed on the [region-specific type of license] license? B
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9 Could you provide the name and telephone number of the person who can provide cost and earnings information for the [boat NAME]? B

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10 Do you maintain a public website for your boat/business? If “Yes” , please list its URL Ch



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11 Is your business structured as a C corporation? (A C corporation is taxed separately from its owners.) B
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12 Your business structure (select one): □ sole proprietorship □ partnership □ corporation □ Limited liability partnership (LLP) □ Limited liability company (LLC) □ S Corporation □ other B 1 1 1



















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13 The total percentage ownership share of this business held by you and other members of your household during [Year]. Your household includes family members and others who share your residence. Do not include family members that have their own residence outside of yours. B
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14 During [Year], how many members of your household, including yourself, worked for the business as boat operators and guides, deckhands and other crew, and in work based primarily on-shore? If an individual did more than one job, include them in the count for the job they did the most. boat operators/guides ___ Deckhands and other on-board crew ___ On-shore work ___ B
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15 Permit owner name B







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16 Respondent's name B










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17 Date your [Year] fiscal year began B












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18 Which of the following best describes your position relative to the boat in [Year]? [We will provide a list of up to 10 fishery or region-specific positions, such as owner/operator, boat owner but not captain or crew, hired captain, crew, spouse/relative of owner, boat manager, accountant/bookkeeper for owner, and other. When the answer is "Other" here or elsewhere, we will ask the respondent to describe/define "Other".] B
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19 For some surveys, the following contact information will be requested from all respondents. For others, it will be requested only in response to an answer of YES to a question such as may we contact you if we have follow up questions to clarify the information you have provided us with in this survey or would you like to receive a copy of the final report for this study. B























19.1 Email Address B 1




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19.2 Telephone B 1




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19.3 Full mailing address (street, city, state or territory, and zip code) B 1




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20 How many boats in each of following categories do you own? [Up to 5 region-specific categories, including other, will be listed. For example the NE charter sector survey used the following categories: Guide boat, 6 pack charter boat, Overload charter boat, and Head boat.] B

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21 Number of permitted boats that you were listed as an owner in [Year] (not including skiffs) B











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21.1 Number of those boats that took at least one [fishery or region-specific term] trip in [Year] B











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22 Number of fishing boats that you (or the company you work for) owned in [Year] B


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23 If you own a boat, what year did you purchase your first boat? B


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24 Number of boats used to harvest food or bait [fishery-specific species] in [Year] B









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25 Number of boats that fished in the [name of the fishery] [Up to 5 fisheries, including "Other", will be listed. For example, the PI ASPL survey listed America Samoa longline fishery and other fisheries.] B














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26 Number of [fishery or region-specific gear type] fishing boats that you or your company owned with [State or region] [region-specific gear type] permits in [Year] B














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26.1 Number of those boats that were active in [Year] B














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26.2 Number of those boats that were not active in [Year] B














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27 Indicate how would you describe yourself as a fisherman or your primary motivation for fishing in [Year] (If you had multiple motivations, put 1 as first, 2 as second, and 3 as third) [Up to eight region-specific motivations, including other, will be listed. The following examples are from the PI ASSB survey.] B 1















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27.1 Purely Recreational (I fished only for sport or pleasure) B
















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27.2 Recreational Expense (I fished primarily for sport or pleasure, but I also sold a few fish to cover trip expenses) B
















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27.3 Subsistence (I fished primarily to catch fish to feed myself/my family/my community) B
















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27.4 Cultural (I enjoyed fishing, but I was even more concerned about keeping traditional practices alive, such as using traditional fishing gear) B
















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27.5 Part-time Commercial (Fishing paid some of my bills, but I still had to work at another job) B
















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27.6 Full-time Commercial (Fishing brought in most or all of the money I made in 202X-1) B
















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27.7 Other, please specify B
















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28 Date you first owned a [regional gear type] boat in the [State or region] [region-specific gear type] fishery B














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29 Number of years of [sector-specific term] fishing experience you have B








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30 Year you become involved in the [region-specific term] industry in any capacity B


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31 Do you serve as the primary boat captain for a [region-specific term] boat? B


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32 Number of years you have been a [sector or region-specific term] owner/captain? B

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33 Number of years you have fished from a boat B


















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34 Year you (or your company) started fishing in [name of the fishery] [Up to 5 fisheries, including "Other", will be listed.] B














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35 Are you a member of a fishing club/association/group? (Please check all that apply) (Up to eight region-specific associations, including other, will be listed. For example, the PI MASB survey listed the following: Guam Fishermen's Cooperative Association (GFCA), Guam Organization of Saltwater Anglers (GOSA), Marianas Apnea Spearfishing Club (MASC), Marianas Underwater Fishing Federation (MUFF), Saipan Fishermen Association (SFA), Halum Mamati Fishing Club (HMFC), Other, and None B


















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36 Number of hours per week you worked for pay (non-fishing) in [Year] B


















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37 Did you own other businesses besides [sector-specific term] fishing in [Year]? B














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37.1 If YES, how important was fishing to your company portfolio (in term of % of revenue) in [Year]? B














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38 Who handles boat finances? □ Captain □ Owner □ Spouse□ Partner □ Accountant □ Other B





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39 Your gender □ Male □ Female □ Prefer not to answer B
















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40 Your year of birth [or age] B 1







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41 Your marital status □ Single □ Married □ Divorced □ Widow □ Other □ Prefer not to answer B








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42 Number of family members you supported in {Year] (including yourself) B








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43 What percentage of your personal annual gross income in [Year] was from [sector and region-specific term] fishing activities? B

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44 During [Year], about what percentage of your total annual household income was earned from this [sector, fishery or region-specific term]? Check the best answer. □ None □ 1-25% □ 26-50% □ 51-75% □ 75-99% □ 100% B
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45 In [Year], after expenses, the percent of your personal income that came from the sale of fish B













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46 In [Year], how important was the fish you caught as a source of food for your family for reach of the following species or species groups? [Up to six region-specific species or species groups six categories including I did not catch it and five other categories from Not at all important to Extremely important will be listed]. B 1

















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47 Your total household income, before taxes, in [Year], including fishing income [Up to 10 levels of income will be listed.] B 1















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48 The percentage of your household income (not personal income) that was derived from [sector-specific term]l fishing in [Year] B







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48.1 If not 100%, which non-[sector-specific term] fishing activities did you engage in? B








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49 In [Year], did your household (or the fishing company you work for) have other income sources besides the fishing business in [area name]? B














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49.1 If yes, income from the fishing business in [area name] was what % of the total household (or the fishing company you work for) income? B














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50 How would you describe your participation in the fishery? Up to 10 region-specific descriptions will be listed. For example the SE PR survey listed the following: Fish year-round, on full-time basis, Fish year-round, on part-time basis for subsistence/food or additional income, Fish on a seasonal basis, on full-time basis for subsistence/food or additional income, Fish on a seasonal basis, on part-time basis for subsistence/food or additional income, Fish when feel like it, and No longer fish.] B








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51 Which of the following best describes what you did during the [Year] off-season? Check all that apply. [Up to 8 region-specific descriptions will be listed. The following are examples from the AFSC Charter survey.] B
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51.1 Continued work related to your charter business, including travel outside of Alaska B
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51.2 Worked in Alaska in a commercial fishing-related job not related to your charter business B
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51.3 Worked in Alaska in a non-fishing related job B
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51.4 Lived in Alaska, but did not work B
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51.5 Worked outside of Alaska in a recreational or commercial fishing-related job not related to your charter business B
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51.6 Worked outside of Alaska in a non-fishing related job B
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51.7 Lived outside of Alaska, but did not work B
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52 The [community/village/city] you lived in in [Year] B


















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53 Number of years you have lived in [area, state or territory] B 1

















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54 How long have you fished from a charter boat in [area, state or territory]? Ch 1





















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55 Have you been involved in a charter fishing business elsewhere? (please check all that apply) Ch 1





















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56 How would you describe the owner’s (or your) major motivation for owning a charter boat in [area, state or territory]? (please check one) Ch 1





















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56.1 For the love of fishing and to run a charter fishing business Ch 1





















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56.2 To have a boat (with a slip) in [area, state or territory] available for fishing by the owner, when desired Ch 1





















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56.3 To make income from charter fishing activities, but not necessarily to fish Ch 1





















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56.4 Other (please specify): Ch 1





















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57 Are you □ Owner - Captain □ Owner - Non-Captain □ Pain Captain □ Charter Fishing Crew Ch 1





















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58 How many partners or shareholders are involved in the business? Ch 1





















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59 During [Year], after expenses, what percentage of your personal income came from CHARTER FISHING activities? Ch 1





















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60 In 202X-1, were you …□ Boat owner (but not going out for fishing □ Owner operator □ Captain (not boat owner) □ Crew Co
















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61 The zip code where you lived in [Year]? B

















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62 Are you of Hispanic, Latino, or of Spanish Origin? [Up to five categories from the 2020 Census, including other, will be listed.] B
















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63 How would you describe your race [or what is your race]? [Up to 15 region-specific categories, including other and combinations of categories, from the 2020 Census will be listed.] B 1















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64 Your employment status [Up to eight responses, including other, will be listed. For example the PI MASB survey used the following categories: Employed full-time, Employed part-time, Student (full-time), Student (part-time), Retired, Unemployed, and Other] B


















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65 Your highest level of education [Up to eight levels will be listed. For example the PI ASSB survey used the following categories: Less than 9th grade, Some high school (no diploma), High school graduate (including GED), Some college (no degree), Associates degree or technical school, College graduate (bachelor degree), and Advanced, professional, or doctoral degree] B
















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66 A certification that the information contained on this form is accurate and complete to the best of respondent's knowledge with the respondent's signature B










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67 May we contact you if we have follow up questions to clarify the information you have provided us with in this survey? B 1










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67.1 If you responded “YES”, please provide your contact information and preferred method for contacting you: B 1










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67.1.1 Name: B











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67.1.2 Telephone: B 1










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67.1.3 E-Mail: B











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67.1.4 Preferred Method of Contact □ Telephone □ E-Mail B











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67.1.5 If by phone, best time to contact you B 1















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68 Would you like to receive a copy of the final report for this study? B
















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69 May we link your answers to the information contained in the [region-specific] Logbook database? The information provided will be kept confidential. The ability to link your cost and earnings information to your reported logbook information will allow for improved modeling and understanding of the [region-specific term] fishery. B




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69.1 If Yes, please provide your signature B




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The charter sector surveys were conducted under the following six collections:
























1. Alaska Recreational Charter Guide and Owner Data Collection - change request to remove incentive (0648-0647)
























2. Marine Recreational Fishery Statistics Survey (0648-0052)
























3. Washington/Oregon Charter Survey (0648-0369)
























4. Cost/Earnings Study of Hawaii For-Hire (Charter) Fleet (0648-0369)
























5. Mail Survey to Collect Economic Data from Federal Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic For-Hire Permit Holders (0648-0730)
























6. California Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessel Cost/Earnings Survey (0648-0369)


















































The commercial sector surveys are approved under the Economic Surveys of Specific US Commercial Fisheries (0648-0773).

























Sheet 2: Boat & Gear Info

Boat and Gear Information Questions
























For this and other worksheet, the highlighted questions are new (i.e., they are not from previously approved economic surveys of the commercial or charter sectors).
























Explanation: Each survey will request a subset of the following boat and gear information for: 1) 1 or 2 specific calendar or fiscal years or the last 12 months and 2) a specific boat, each listed boat or all the fishing boats owned by a respondent or the company the respondent represents.























1 New Q
# Boat and Gear Information Com, Chart or Both PI Charter AK Charter NE Charter NW Charter SE Charter SW Charter SW Alba. SW Swordf. SE USVI SE PR SE Shrimp SE Golden Crab NE Multi Gears NW LE & OA SW CPS PI ASPL PI HPL PI ASSB PI HSB PI MASB PI Guam Add-on PI Saipan Add-on PI A.S. Add-on No of surveys with this Q
Boat Information
























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2 Captain B





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3 Boat name B





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4 Boat ID [The ID number(s) requested will differ by survey and may, for example, include USCG # and state, territory or federal permit or license number.] B





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5 Please list the [state or territory] boat number or U.S. Coast Guard boat documentation number for all (or up to 10) active boats that this business operated during the [Year] season and indicate if the boat was owned by the business or if it was leased from another person or business. Include only [region-specific area, such as saltwater] boats for which your business incurred expenses and/or received revenue B
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6 Home Port (city and state/territory B





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7 Did the boat owner live in [area name] in [Year]? B














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7.1 If yes, how long did the boat owner live there in [Year{? B






















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8 Boat length [regional-specific length type] (feet) B 1



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9 Boat width/beam B





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10 Boat depth/draft B





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11 Cruising speed (knots B




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12 boat gross tonnage (GRT) B




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13 Operating capacity of boat while fishing (including captain and crew) B?


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14 What is the legal passenger capacity of the boat? Ch 1
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15 Maximum number of passengers Ch




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16 Number of bunks (maximum overnight passengers) Ch




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17 Is there a “hot” galley available? Ch




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18 Fish holding capacity in pounds B














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19 Fuel capacity (gallons) B





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20 Primary hull material [Up to 5 regional-specific hull materials, including other, will be listed.] B

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21 Number of engines B








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21.1 Horsepower of each engine B








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21.2 Fuel type of each engine B




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22 Total horsepower of the engines used to power this boat [or of the main engines] B 1



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23 Engine make, model and/or year B





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24 How often do you dry dock this boat? B















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25 When did you last dry dock your boat? B





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26 When do you plan the next dry dock? B











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27 Year of engine upgrade/replacement? If not applicable check the NA box. B




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28 Type of engine [Up to five region-specific engine types will be listed.] B 1


















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29 Is the boat in working condition? B








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30 Year boat (hull) built B 1
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31 Year purchased or acquired B 1
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32 Did you purchase this boat new or used or build it yourself? B 1
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33 Year boat trailer built B




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34 Number of years you (or the fishing company you work for) have owned this boat B





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35 Purchase price/cost to build B 1




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36 Did the purchase price include a permit? B














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36.1 If NO, what was the price of the permit? B














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36.2 If NO, did you □ purchase □ lease it OR □ receive it from the initial allocation? B














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36.3 Was that price to lease or purchase the permit? B















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36.4 If you purchased or leased it, in what year did that happen ____ AND what was the purchase price $_______ OR lease price $_____________ per year? B














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37 Start-up costs (the cost of getting the boat ready for fishing the first time after it was purchase) B














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38 Date/year of the boat's last major upgrade (not including the start-up costs) that would have changed the boat’s market value [or most recent year in which you made any major improvement to that boat] B









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39 Explanation: Various combinations or aggregations of the following market (sale) value information will be requested as of December 31, [Year], the date of the interview or the date of the most recent marine survey.
























39.1 Estimated market value of this boat (Please include all equipment, electronics and fishing gear. Please do not include fishing permits or fishing history in this value.) B









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39.2 Estimated market value of the fishing permits [and fishing history] associated with this boat? B











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39.3 Please estimate (or guess) how much your boat (the boat itself, not the for-hire business) could be sold for today B



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39.4 Estimated market value of this boat [and engines] excluding electronics and fishing gear B






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39.5 Estimated market value of this boat (Please include all equipment, electronics, fishing gear, fishing permits, and fishing history in this value.) B 1













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39.6 Estimated market value of the electronics you used/currently use to fish B 1







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39.7 Estimated market value of the gear you used/currently use to fish (not including electronics) B 1















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40 Estimated [insured] replacement value of this boat B




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41 Has a marine survey been performed for this boat? B












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41.1 Year of its last value survey B












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41.2 Replacement value of the boat from this survey, rounded to the nearest $100 B












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41.3 Do the survey values given above include the value of permits associated with the boat at the time of the survey? B












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41.4 Do the survey values given above include the value of all fishing gear on the boat at the time of the survey? B












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42 Boat refrigeration equipment in [Year}: □ Brine Spray, □ Chiller, □ Blast Freeze □ Other (specify) Co





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42.1 Year purchased Co





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42.2 Purchase price Co





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42.3 Maintenance Costs Co





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43 Icemaker in [Year]? □ Yes □ No Co





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43.2 Purchase price Co





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44 Did you have a refrigerated seawater system on this boat in [Year]? Co










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