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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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The Mid-Atlantic input/output (I/O) model is designed to estimate the economic impacts associated with the harvesting of fish1 by commercial fishermen whose landings occur in a six-state region stretching from New York to North Carolina. These impacts are expressed in terms of employment (annual average jobs—both full and part-time jobs), labor income, and output (sales by U.S. businesses).

In addition to generating estimates of economic impacts for the Mid-Atlantic region, the model estimates these impacts for 12 subregions within this region. The subregions are defined by counties within the six-state Mid-Atlantic region. Individual states have from one to three subregions. All subregions are contained within individual states; no subregion crosses state boundaries.

Economic impacts are also estimated for 14 gear types. These gear-types account for all commercially landed fish in the Mid-Atlantic region.



Fisheries -- Economic aspects -- Middle Atlantic States


Project Funded by Cooperative Marine Education and Research (CMER) Award, NOAA Fisheries, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole, Ma.