The Wild Salmon Center desired desk level, first order estimates for North Pacific commercial salmon fisheries economic measures. The measures were to include direct effects (fish numbers, volume, and harvest/first wholesale value) and were to include comparable indicators so that the importance of salmon fishing industry could be shown within regional economies. The proportional share of the effects from salmon origin (natural or hatchery) was also of interest. These measurements are not universally available for all fisheries and it was necessary to use proxy modeling,scale-up methods, and impute information to fill gaps in limited spatial and temporal measurements to represent area-wide estimates.
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