Socio-Economic Survey of Hired Captains and Crew in New England, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico Commercial Fisheries

OMB 0648-0636

OMB 0648-0636

The NOAA Fisheries, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Social Science Branch (SSB) seeks to conduct surveys to provide for the ongoing collection of social and economic data related to the fishing industry in the New England and Mid-Atlantic States. The purpose of this survey is to assess the current social and economic conditions of commercial fishing crews for which little is known. The proposed survey is as a follow-up to a baseline study conducted in 2011/ 2012. The intent of the proposed study is to assess how and why commercial crew working conditions may have changed since the initial 2011/2012 assessment. Data needed for this assessment support fishery performance measures developed by the SSB, which include information on financial viability, distributional outcomes, stewardship, governance, and wellbeing. Data to be collected include demographic information on crew, wage calculations systems, individual and community well-being, fishing practices, job satisfaction, job opportunities, and attitudes toward fisheries management. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Magnuson-Stevens Conservation and Management Act (MSA) both contain requirements for considering the social and economic impacts of fishery management decisions. To help meet these requirements of NEPA and MSA, the SSB will collect data on an ongoing basis to track how socioeconomic characteristics of fisheries are changing over time and the impact of fishery management policies and programs implemented in New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions.

The latest form for Socio-Economic Survey of Hired Captains and Crew in New England, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico Commercial Fisheries expires 2021-07-31 and can be found here.

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