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Document Type: Technical Memorandum
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 4425
Title: West Coast limited entry groundfish cost earnings survey: Protocol and results for 2008
Author/Editor: Carl Lian
Publication Year: 2012
Tech Memo Number: NMFS-NWFSC-121
Pages: 62
Date: 2012

This memo discusses the protocol used to field an economic cost earnings survey of the West Coast limited entry groundfish fleet.  Data for the 2007 and 2008 fiscal yers was collected through in person interviews with vessel owners.  Responses were received from 57% of limited entry groundfish trawl vessel owners and 39% of limited entry gorundfish fixed gear vessel owners. 

After discussing fielding protocol, this memo presents a summary of the data collected by the survey.  Data is summarized for the limited entry groundfish tarwl fleet, the limited entry groundfish fixed gear fleet, and the major vessel types within each fleet.  Data presented includes sources of revenue, costs, vessel physical characteristics, and vessel operating characteristics. 

Theme: Sustaining Marine Ecosystem and Human Health
Foci: Develop methods, technologies, and data integration tools to predict ocean-related public health risks into health early warning and ocean observing systems