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1 Catch Share Program in Puerto Rico Flavia Tonioli CIMAS -University of Miami Miami, Florida

2 Outline: * Catch Share Effort Update - Issues arising at meetings - Content of surveys - Outreach conducted by Sea Grant * Next steps - Surveys approval (OMB) - Follow up mini workshops

3 Meetings 1 st Meeting (Rincon, PR – September 11, 2011): * DWS fishermen profile * How to define the population of active fishermen? * Content of Surveys (landings and attitudes and perceptions) * Concerns raised by the fishermen - Anticipated advantages and disadvantages of the CS program - Criteria and requirements for the initial allocation of shares (eligibility) - New entrant fund (design, size) - Monitoring and enforcement of CS. - How the quotas are determined

4 Number of active fishermen in the DWS fishery (trip ticket database) Years Number of fishermen (>1 grouper and snapper/year) Number of fishermen (>100 grouper and snapper/year) Number of fishermen (>500 grouper and snapper/year) Number of fishermen (>1000 grouper and snapper/year) Average

5 Encuesta sobre Captura y Costos en la Pesquería de Pargos y Meros de Aguas Profundas. Encuesta sobre Percepciones y Actitudes sobre un Posible Programa de Participaciones de Captura para la Pesquería de Pargos y Meros de Aguas Profundas. Surveys

6 Content of Surveys * Landings and trip costs in the Deep-water Snapper- Grouper Fishery -Demographic Information -Historical Landings ( ) -Trip Costs *Attitudes and Preferences about the Potential Use of Catch Shares in the DWS Fishery -Knowledge & Perceptions about the CS Program (advantages & disadvantages) -How to implement the CS Program (monitoring and enforcement) -How quotas should be distributed, whom should receive the quotas, leasing/selling quotas, new entrant fund, etc.

7 Meetings 2 nd Meeting (Rincon, PR – November 11, 2011): * Advisory Panel & Sea Grant Video * Revisit population of active fishermen at higher landing levels * Q&A about fishermen concerns (Drs. Keithly & Agar) - Anticipated advantages and disadvantages of the CS program - Criteria and requirements for the initial allocation of shares - New entrant fund (design, size) - How many pounds of allocation will I receive ? - When I retire who is going to buy all my quota? - Why will the price of the fish go up under CS? - Will the ACL go up over time?

8 Sea Grant Outreach

9 Number of active fishermen in the DWSG fishery Years Number of fishermen (>1000 lbs snapper & grouper/year) Number of fishermen (>1500 lbs snapper & grouper/year) Number of fishermen (>2000 lbs snapper & grouper/year) /43*30/31*22/23* /56*44/47*36/37* /47*36/39*31/32* /50*33/40*28/34* Average42.5/ 49*35.8/39.3*29.3/31.5*

10 Average landings per trip based on the trip ticket

11 Comparing results with trip ticket database Trip Ticket Year Total revenues per trip ($/trip) Average landings per trip (lbs/trip)N Average ( ) Catch Share Pilot-Survey573.3/ 562.3*116.7/ 114.2*9/ 13*

12 Comparing results with trip ticket database Trip Ticket Year Total revenues per trip ($/trip) Average landings per trip (lbs/trip)N Average ( ) Catch Share Pilot-Survey573.3/ 562.3*116.7/ 114.2*9/ 13*

13 Next Steps * Surveys approval (OMB) * Follow up mini workshops - Refine estimate of active DWS fishermen - Continue to address concerns about CS * Report and summary of findings

14 Thank you!

15 Average landings per trip by year (Trip ticket database) Years Average landings per trip (>1 groupers & Snappers/year) Average landings per trip (>100 groupers & Snappers/year) Average landings per trip (>500 groupers & Snappers/year) Average landings per trip (>1000 groupers & Snappers/year) lbs/trip67.5 lbs/trip75.8 lbs/trip82.4 lbs/trip lbs/trip80.9 lbs/trip87.7 lbs/trip97.4 lbs/trip lbs/trip66.2 lbs/trip71.3 lbs/trip77.3 lbs/trip lbs/trip73.2 lbs/trip77.3 lbs/trip81.3 lbs/trip Average72.8 lbs/trip75.3 lbs/trip82.5 lbs/trip84.6 lbs/trip

16 Preliminary results of interviews with the Panel AverageMedian MinMax NSTD Experience fishing DWS (years) Age (Years) Total trip cost ($/trip) Total revenues ($/trip) Average landings (lbs/trip) Target species price ($/lb) Number of trips (trips/year)

17 Comparing results with trip ticket database 2007AverageMedianMinMaxNSTD Total revenues per trip ($/trip) Average landings per trip (lbs/trip) Total revenues per trip ($/trip) Average landings per trip (lbs/trip) Total revenues per trip ($/trip) Average landings per trip (lbs/trip) Total revenues per trip ($/trip) Average landings per trip (lbs/trip)


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