Marianas Small-Boat Economic Survey

Fishing is important to Pacific Island communities. It provides food, jobs and recreation to residents who live in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Understanding fishing-related expenditures is therefore very important. You spend money every time you launch your boat, put a line in the water, or go out with your spear. All of this fishing-related expenditure enters the local economy and generates sales revenues, value-added benefits and supports jobs in the islands.  That is why, PIFG is working with NOAA Fisheries to conduct a small vessel economic survey in the Mariana Islands.

The survey collects participation and economic information from fishermen who fish from small vessels around Guam and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.  This information helps to better understand the economic impacts of future regulations on fishing communities.

For information call 1-855-944-2188.