Racing for crabs… Costs and management options evaluated in Dungeness crab fishery
Christopher M. Dewees, UC Davis
Kristen Sortais, UC Davis
Matthew J. Krachey, Humboldt State University
Steven C. Hackett, Humboldt State University
David G. Hankin, Humboldt State University
California Agriculture 58(4):186-189. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v058n04p186.
Of 12 management options surveyed, Dungeness crab fishermen preferred one trap-limit for all vessels and daylight-only fishing; opinions varied by vessel size.
C.M. Dewees is Sea Grant Marine Fisheries Specialist, Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, UC Davis; K. Sortais is Research Associate, Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, UC Davis; M.J. Krachey is Graduate Student, Department of Economics, Humboldt State University; S.C. Hackett is Professor, Department of Economics, Humboldt State University; D.G. Hankin is Professor, Department of Fisheries, Humboldt State University.
The authors acknowledge the 243 crab fishermen who generously shared their opinions and information about their business operations. We thank George Boos, Jack Carlson, Peter Leipzig, Chuck Wise and Richard Young for helping to set up project focus-group meetings and workshops in fishing ports. Thanks also to Janelle Kohl, California Sea Grant Extension Program, for her assistance with editing and layout. This research was supported in part by the National Sea Grant College Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under NOAA Grant #NA06RG0142, project #R/F-187, through the California Sea Grant College Program, and in part by the California State Resources Agency. The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of any of those organizations.