W1004: Marketing, Trade, and Management of Fisheries and Aquaculture Resources
Annual/Termination Reports (SAES-422): [07/09/2004] [09/01/2005]
Date of Annual Report: 07/09/2004
- Johnston, Richard
- Upton, Harry
- Queirolo, Ley
- Kazmierczak, Rich (firstname.lastname@example.org)-Louisiana State Univ.
- Larkin, Sherry (email@example.com)-Univ. of Florida
- Anderson, James (firstname.lastname@example.org)-Univ. of Rhode Island
- Sampson, David
- Sylvia, Gilbert (email@example.com)-Oregon State Univ.
- Chan-Halbrendt, Catherine (firstname.lastname@example.org)-Univ. of Hawaii
- Hanna, Susan
- Sutinen, Jon (email@example.com)-Univ. of Rhode Island
- Wilson, James
- Morrissey, Michael
- Roheim, Cathy (firstname.lastname@example.org)-Univ of Rhode Island
Brief Summary of Minutes of Annual Meeting:Introductions by Mike Morrissey, who also presented the history of the Oreson Seafood Center. Catherine Chan-Halbrendt (UH) discussed her role and what is expected of the multi-state research project and participants. Jim Anderson opened with a review of W-1004. Reminded participants that it began as a coordinating committee, WCC-109. A result of WCC-109 was the creationof the N. American Assn of Fisheries Economists. A 5-year timetable for W1--04 was laid out by Jim Anderson and discussed.
There are three major theme areas: 1) Marketing Niches and new products; 2) Managing fisheries and aquaculture for markets; 3) Governance of fisheries: transisitonto market-based management.
Specific projects alreaddy under way: a)Tastes and preferences in Seafood Trade: ecolabeling, organic other labeling
Date of Annual Report: 09/01/2005
- Adams, Chuck (email@example.com) - University of Florida
- Anderson, Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org) - University of Rhode Island
- Anderson, Jim (email@example.com) - University of Rhode Island
- Bahn, Henry (firstname.lastname@example.org) - USDA, representing CSREES liaison Fen Hunt
- Criddle, Keith (email@example.com) - Utah State University
- Hanna, Susan (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Oregon State University
- Kazmierczak, Richard (email@example.com) - Louisiana State University
- Keithly, Walter (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Louisiana State University
- Knapp, Gunnar (OW33LW5YZ01@ALASKA.EDU) - University of Alaska
- Larkin, Sherry (email@example.com) - University of Florida
- Leung, Ping-Sun (firstname.lastname@example.org) - University of Hawaii
- Matulich, Scott (email@example.com) - Washington State University
- Quagrainie, Kwamena (firstname.lastname@example.org) - University of Arkansas
- Queirolo, Lew (email@example.com) - NOAA Fisheries
- Roheim, Cathy (firstname.lastname@example.org) - University of Rhode Island
- Sylvia, Gil (email@example.com) - Oregon State University
- Wilen, Jim (firstname.lastname@example.org) - University of California, Davis
Brief Summary of Minutes of Annual Meeting:This year's annual meeting was well attended and much of the meeting was spent discussing the committee's ongoing research projects and activities. The annual meeting was held in conjunction with the North American Association of Fisheries Economists (NAAFE) and the post-NAAFE conference workshop on experimental economics was generated and sponsored by the W-1004 committee. This past year a website and listserv for W-1004 was established and the URL is listed in the committee's accomplishments. This committee has a solid research program and continues to provide educational workshops and has a good publication record.
URL: Copy of minutes
Accomplishments:1) With respect to investigating the competitiveness of the U.S. shrimp industry using an integrated harvesting and processing sector models, the past year included preliminary collection of data to update the existing models, development of a processing sector questionnaire, and literature survey to determine the appropriate way in which to link the models.
2) A website and listserv for the group was established at Louisiana State University to be used for disseminating project information and results. The website URL is www.cnrep.lsu.edu/w1004, which is currently being upgraded to new server hardware and software.
3) With respect to the Alaska crab fishery rationalization, a pre-implementation modeling of Bristol Bay red king crab fleet consolidation through quota trading was completed in 2004. Variable operating costs also have been collected for a cross-section of the fleet.
4) With respect to developing a practical scheduling model for shrimp operations practicing multiple cycles per year in a multiple ponds setting to derive the optimal harvesting and restocking schedule, the first year of this project has been devoted to model conceptualization, collecting and analyzing relevant information from a commercial shrimp farm, and constructing an operational prototype model for testing and validation. A paper documenting the developed conceptual model and its implementation has been prepared and submitted to a professional journal for publication consideration. In addition, since a reliable prediction of growth is paramount in determining harvesting schedule for commercial farming of shrimp, we have also evaluated the potential of using artificial neural network (ANN) as an alternative to the more traditional regression models. A second paper on this evaluation has also been prepared and submitted to a professional journal for possible publication.
- Aquaculture production is one of the fast-growing diversified crops that can provide jobs, replace seafood importation, and enhance export opportunities for aquafarmers. The value of Hawaii-grown aquaculture products has increased to $25 million in 2003 from just $9.24 million in 1990. This project will provide the necessary decision aid for efficient farm management to increase profitability of marine shrimp growers and the expansion of aquaculture development in Hawaii.
- The results from the current sub-project are expected to provide information to regulators, harvesters, and processors on the rent-maximizing production decisions. Specifically, the economic tradeoffs implied by alternative seasonal closures and specific post-harvest seafood product treatments will be determined based on the likely marketing effects at the industry level.
- This sub-project is intended to enhance consumer and producer welfare of all involved stakeholders. More specifically, it is aimed at increasing the profitability of the U.S. capture shrimp fishery and improve the management of other natural fisheries.
- The results of this sub-project will generate the first ever quota trading model to predict quota prices and fleet behavioral responses to fishery rationalization, including an evaluation of conservation potential. The results will also provide insight into rationalization of the unique crab fishery. This model will look at the various management policies and address questions and initiatives that will come before the Council and provide expected outcomes.
- Results from the cold storage research of this sub-project has been used to design and evaluate cold storage projects in two Oregon ports and three Alaskan communities.
- The integrated scallop bio-economic model is being used to improve management of the Challenger scallop fishery.
- Research on approaches for improving management of Pacific Whiting has generated over $6 million in annual income through improving product quality and increasing yield and market price.