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In the United States, a number of legal mandates require social impact assessments of proposed federal fisheries management and other actions. However, too often there are insufficient data with which to conduct social impact assessments for fisheries management, in part because these data are expensive and time consuming to collect and social science for SIAs is typically underfunded. To address this lack of data, these authors profiled 16 fish­ing communities in eastern Maine (Vinalhaven, Stonington, Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, Swan’s Island, Steuben, Winter Harbor, Gouldsboro, Milbridge, Jonesport, Beals, Bucks Harbor, Lubec, and Eastport), focusing on the communities in eastern Maine currently or historically engaged in the New England groundfish fishery. The profiles are based on a rapid assessment to document the current infrastructure and updated with social, economic, and demographic data available from the 2010 U.S. Census and with 2011 state and federal license data.

Document Type

Report

ISSN

1070-1516

Volume

446

Publication Date

9-2015

Publisher

Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

City

Orono

Keywords

downeast Maine, fishing communities, lobster fishery, groundfish fishery, social impact assessments, fisheries management, Vinalhaven, Stonington, Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, Swan’s Island, Steuben, Winter Harbor, Gouldsboro, Milbridge, Jonesport, Beals, Bucks Harbor, Lubec, Eastport

Disciplines

Agricultural and Resource Economics

MR446: Profiles of Sixteen Eastern Maine Fishing Communities

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