Economic recovery of commercial and recreational fishing from natural and technological disasters


In order to understand the magnitude of the long-term individual and joint economic impacts of recent natural and technological disasters to recreational and commercial fishing, multi-year baseline economic information about each sector in all five Gulf states are currently being compiled from various secondary sources.

Recent Disasters

Economic Sectors

Economic Indicators

  • Perceived impacts – survey of establishments
  • Number of licenses
  • Number of establishments
  • Wages ($)
  • Employment (job)
  • Commercial landings (lb) and values ($)
  • Ex-vessel and wholesale prices ($/lb)
  • Economic impacts ($, job)

Economic Recovery Models

Econometric analysis of these long-term data will be conducted to determine the rate of economic recovery and measure the long-term economic damages to these affected economic sectors. It is suggested that these assessments be conducted on a region-wide basis, state by state, and species by species.