The Council established four Economic Data Reporting (EDR) programs in federally managed groundfish and crab fisheries in the North Pacific. The EDRs are mandatory data collections which gather various levels of ownership, revenue, cost, vessel operations, and employment information from the harvesting and processing sectors who participate in these fisheries.
These data collections include:
- The Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program EDR, implemented in 2005;
- Trawl Catcher/Processor (CP) EDR implemented in 2007 for Amendment 80 vessels, and in 2015 for CPs operating in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) groundfish fisheries;
- Bering Sea (BS) Chinook salmon bycatch management program EDR for participants in the BS pollock fishery, implemented in 2012; and
- GOA trawl EDRs for trawl catcher vessels operating in the GOA and processors taking deliveries from these vessels, implemented in 2015
In general, the purpose of the EDR requirements is to gather information to improve the Council’s ability to analyze the economic effects of catch share or rationalization programs, to understand the economic performance of participants in these programs, and to help estimate impacts of future issues, problems, or proposed revisions to the programs covered by the EDRs. These data collection programs substantially reduce the analytical difficulties that were encountered in the past when attempting to examine the effects of the halibut/sablefish IFQ program and the American Fisheries Act.
Documents and Motions Related to EDR Program Modifications
Council motion on EDR changes – April 2021
Social Science Planning Team Report with EDR recommendations – March 4, 2021
EDR stakeholder workshop meeting summary – Nov 16,17, 23, & 24, 2020
Social Science Planning Team Report on EDR changes – Sept 21, 2020
EDR stakeholder workshop flyer and meeting summary – Aug 26, 2020
Initial Review analysis on EDR changes; Council motion – Jan 2020
AFSC EDR framework analysis and Social Science Planning Team Report – Nov 6, 2019
Social Science Planning Team Report – May 7-9, 2019
Discussion paper on EDR changes; Two-part Council motion – April 2019
Regulatory reform discussion paper; Council motion for EDR discussion paper – April 2018
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) is the Data Collection Agent for the EDRs. More information can be found on the PSMFC website.
The PSMFC web page for BSAI Crab EDRs can be found here.
The PSMFC web page for the Amendment 80 EDR collection can be found here.
The PSMFC web page for Amendment 91 EDR can be found here.
Information on the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Trawl Economic Data Report Program can be found at the PSMFC web site.
Staff contact is Sarah Marrinan (firstname.lastname@example.org)