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Search and Learning in the Alaskan Halibut Fishery: Overview of the Field Data Collection


  • Weninger, Quinn


This report presents an overview of the methods used to collect field data from commercial halibut fishermen in the Gulf of Alaska during the 2006 and 2007 fishing seasons. The report consists of three parts: Part I presents an overview of project goals, the survey instrument, and procedures used in the field to facilitate data collection; Part II presents summary statistics to demonstrate the breadth of information gathered; Part III discusses challenges and lessons learned during the field data collection effort.

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  • Weninger, Quinn, 2012. "Search and Learning in the Alaskan Halibut Fishery: Overview of the Field Data Collection," Staff General Research Papers Archive 34759, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:34759

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    1. Marcoul, Philippe & Weninger, Quinn, 2008. "Search and active learning with correlated information: Empirical evidence from mid-Atlantic clam fishermen," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 32(6), pages 1921-1948, June.
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    Survey of Alaskan halibut fishemen; field data collection; data summary;

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    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation


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