Assessing the Human Component –  A Presentation for the Workshop on “Climate Effects on the Gulf of Alaska LME” 28 Februar...
Overview  <ul><li>Why are humans relevant in the context of fisheries management? </li></ul><ul><li>Humans are the endpoin...
Desired Results <ul><li>Establish links between fisheries and community well-being </li></ul><ul><li>Create regional econo...
Examples of Socioeconomic Data  <ul><li>Fisheries Data: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prices (e.g. Ex-vessel, wholesale, retail)  ...
Current Situation <ul><li>Socioeconomic data collection and analysis tends to happen out of necessity </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Next Steps <ul><li>Focus on establishing a baseline </li></ul><ul><li>Pool existing data sources into coherent data-set </...
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Assessing the Human Component – Socioeconomics and the Ecosystem

  1. 1. Assessing the Human Component – A Presentation for the Workshop on “Climate Effects on the Gulf of Alaska LME” 28 February 2007 Socioeconomics and the Ecosystem
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Why are humans relevant in the context of fisheries management? </li></ul><ul><li>Humans are the endpoint of the conceptual model </li></ul><ul><li>Different management strategies will impact humans in different ways </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the linkages allows us to be proactive rather than reactive </li></ul>
  3. 3. Desired Results <ul><li>Establish links between fisheries and community well-being </li></ul><ul><li>Create regional economic models of fisheries </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze alternative management strategies and the resulting socioeconomic impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate communities’ response to alternative management actions and ecosystem change </li></ul><ul><li>Measure benefits, costs and the distribution thereof associated with consumptive and non-consumptive resource use </li></ul>
  4. 4. Examples of Socioeconomic Data <ul><li>Fisheries Data: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prices (e.g. Ex-vessel, wholesale, retail) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Processing production by species and product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variable/fixed costs for vessels and processors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spatial and temporal distribution of fisheries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment and income data for crew and processing plant workers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community/Regional Data: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Socioeconomic and demographic data for fishery dependent communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community and regional economic data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subsistence harvest and consumption data </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Current Situation <ul><li>Socioeconomic data collection and analysis tends to happen out of necessity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. in the context of EIS, fisheries management planning, regulatory measures. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meaningful long term time-series data do not exist </li></ul><ul><li>Problems with existing data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not at correct temporal and spatial scales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not detailed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Break down easily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not account for fishing effect </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trade-off issues </li></ul><ul><li>Summary: Lack of data makes analyses, predictive modeling, pre- and post-studies difficult to do </li></ul>
  6. 6. Next Steps <ul><li>Focus on establishing a baseline </li></ul><ul><li>Pool existing data sources into coherent data-set </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. SWAMC, CFEC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mine TEK and LTK data sources </li></ul><ul><li>Socioeconomic data collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct spatial and temporal scales to specify dynamics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compatible with biophysical models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased level of detail and transparency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is doable? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus initially on case study fisheries and communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of key indicators that relate most directly to climate change and related environmental changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seek stakeholder buy-in and participation </li></ul></ul>

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