Fishing Business Phone Survey Underway

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NOAA Fisheries - New England - Mid Atlantic Bulletin

January 22, 2021

NOAA Seeking Data on COVID-19 Effects on Fishing Businesses

Partnering with University of Florida

NOAA Fisheries and the University of Florida are teaming up on a phone survey to continue assessing the impact of COVID-19 on commercial/for-hire fishing operations, and on seafood dealers and processors.

Phone survey participants were selected using carefully designed random sample. If you were selected, you will receive a phone call from the University of Florida with a 352 area code. Your response is very important to the success of this survey. It will take less than 10 minutes, and the information you provide is strictly confidential.

The phone survey is a follow-up to a survey conducted during July/August 2020 on economic impacts for the first half of 2020.  The upcoming survey will assist us in assessing  impacts on individual businesses over the entire calendar year. 

The first reports using results from last summer's survey as well as other data can be found here.

For more information on the phone survey, see this bulletin from NOAA Fisheries' Southeast Region.  


Contact Lisa Colburn, Northeast Fisheries Science Center