Measuring Differential Changes in Commercial Fishing Ports: A Shift- Share Analysis of North-Central California Public Deposited

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  • This paper examines differences and changes in fishing activity among individual ports in a multi-species fishery using shift-share analysis. We describe overall trends in the fishing industry in north-central California and examine the extent to which different ports have fared differently. Trends in trips, boats, and revenue indicate that the level of fishing activity has declined dramatically in the region. We investigate whether all ports have been affected equally by this sector-wide decline; and if not, why not what factors make one port better able to support commercial fishing than another? We first identify and rank ports based on changes in fishing activity over time. We then explore some possible explanations for different levels of fishing activity, such as stock abundance conditions that vary over space, fishing regulations, supply chain issues (concentration of receivers or processors, idiosyncratic issues such as a sudden loss of a major receiver), and local policies including port infrastructure investments). We use a novel application of the shift-share method to perform the analysis. Shift-share, a non-parametric technique for visualizing trends, is a standard tool in regional science for describing changes in local communities, but it has not been applied to fisheries economics or fleet dynamics. Our results find evidence of fishing regulations as a strong driver of port-level fishing activity, and of both complementary and competitive relationships between nearby ports.
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  • Speir, Cameron, Caroline Pomeroy, Jon Sutinen and Cynthia Thomson. 2010. Measuring Differential Changes in Commercial Fishing Ports: A Shift- Share Analysis of North-Central California. In: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, July 13-16, 2010, Montpellier, France: Economics of Fish Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems: Balancing Uses, Balancing Costs. Compiled by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 2010.
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