An economic and social assessment of the flying fish (pelagic) fishery of Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

An economic and social assessment of the flying fish (pelagic) fishery of Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

Primary Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Ecosystem: open water
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) US$62,000 as ex-vessel value for pelagic landings for 1990/91 fishing season (b) US$124,000 retail value for 1990/91 landings. Landings for the 1990/91 fishing season were estimated at about 359 metric tons. The flying fish fishery accounts for about 70-90% of the total weight of pelagic landings at beaches on the leeward side of Tobago (c) US$29,000 as Net Cash Flow for dayboat average flying fish unit (d) US$14,450 as NCF for iceboat average flying fish unit.
Region: Americas

Publication information

Potts, A.C. A.D. ThomasE. Nichols “An economic and social assessment of the flying fish (pelagic) fishery of Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago” In: Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, 54, pp. 635-649., 2003

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