Local Fishermen Urged to Complete NOAA Fisheries Survey

HYANNIS – In August, approximately 2,500 vessel owners in the Northeast were asked to provide data on 2015 business costs, in an effort for NOAA Fisheries to have a better understanding on how management actions impact the bottom line of fishing businesses, and the deadline to complete these surveys is rapidly approaching.

While completing the survey is voluntary, NOAA Fisheries is hoping for a strong response.

“Every response is important if we are to end up with sufficient data to reflect costs,” said Tammy Murphy, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center economist.

NOAA Fisheries has been periodically surveying commercial fishing businesses since 2007, and last did so in 2012.

The deadline to submit completed surveys is Thursday, December 15.

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