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Fall 9-2013


This report documents the data and methods of estimation used in estimating the economic impact of commercial fishing catch from all four National Marine Sanctuaries in California on local county economies in terms of harvest revenue received by fishermen and the associated economic impacts, including multiplier impacts, on total output, value added, income and the number of full- and part-time jobs.


This paper is co-authored by Kelsey Schueler during her time as a student in the International Environmental Policy program, Ocean and Coastal Resource Management specialization (MAIEP OCRM “14). The paper is the deliverable from her service as a Center for the Blue Economy Summer Fellow with the NOAA, National Ocean Service, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Kelsey works in Washington DC on environmental policy issues.