NOAA Fisheries Conducting Surveys For Scientists to Assess Impacts on Commercial/For-Hire Fishing Operations and Seafood Dealers/Processors Related to COVID-19

February 17, 2021 NOAA Fisheries

The phone survey is a follow-up to an earlier on-line survey conducted in July and August on economic impacts for the first half of 2020. The upcoming survey will assist us in assessing economic impacts over the entire calendar year.

Commercial Fishing Industry in Free Fall as Restaurants Close, Consumers Hunker Down and Vessels Tie Up

In the absence of sales, Melanson is running 150,000 pounds of sea scallops a day through individual tunnel freezers, banking them for when the pandemic is over. But cash flow is getting tight. And he worries that when regular life resumes, a glut of scallops will mean tanking prices.

NY Gov. Hits Hold Button on Commercial Fishing License Overhaul Plan

August 30, 2019 Mark Harrington, Newsday

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday said the state would “hit the pause button” on a planned overhaul of the commercial fishing licensing system, saying regulators need more information and input to get it right.

NOAA: Economic Impact of US Commercial Fishing Remains Strong

December 24, 2018 NOAA

NOAA has released the 11th Fisheries Economics of the United States report which provides the most up-to-date economic statistics on commercial and recreational fisheries as well as seafood-related businesses for each coastal state and the nation.