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COMPILATION AND SUMMARY OF EX-
VESSEL FISH PRICES IN THE U.S. VIRGIN
ISLANDS, 1974/75 TO 2003/04





Michael Holt,

And

K. Roger Uwate


Bureau of Fisheries
Division of Fish and Wildlife
Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
U.S. Virgin Islands


August 2004









BACKGROUND

Ex-vessel fish prices are an important aspect of any commercial fishery. These fish prices are
necessary when estimating the total value of commercial landings. In addition, if the price for a
species drops too low, then it is not economical to harvest that species. If the price for a species
increases dramatically, then many fishers will be enticed into the fishery for that species.
Further, historic ex-vessel fish prices can be the basis for a fish price index as well as the basis
for fish market demand and elasticity studies. This is applicable globally, as well as for the U.S.
Virgin Islands.

Are the ex-vessel prices for fish increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable? These estimates
can be compared with fishing effort, total landings, and number of licensed commercial fishers to
provide a broader and more complete picture of the fishery.

The ex-vessel price of fish in the U.S. Virgin Islands can be different for each species, species
group, catch by gear type, or for each fishing year (the fishing year in the USVI is from July to
June). Ex-vessel price of fish have been reported in a variety of references (such as internal
memos and annual grant reports). As part of an effort to compile, consolidate, and standardize
historic commercial catch report data over the last few years, old commercial catch report data
files, reports, and internal documents at Division of Fish and Wildlife were identified and
organized. These materials contained information on the ex-vessel price of fish each year.

The objective of this report is to document ex-vessel prices of fish for the 1974/75 to 2003/2004
fishing years for the U.S. Virgin Islands. As mentioned above, the fishing year is defined as July
to June. Therefore the 2002/03 fishing year is from June 2002 to July 2003.


METHODOLOGY

Sources of Information There were a multitude of information sources for ex-vessel prices of
fish in the USVI for any particular year.

1. Commercial Fisheries Landings Summary Reports As part of the organization of old
catch report files, old reports documenting and summarizing commercial fisheries
landings were identified. These were organized and compiled by year. Many contained
information on fish prices.

2. Commercial Catch Report Data Files As part of the organization of old catch reports,
all available commercial catch reports for the U.S. Virgin Islands from 1974/75 to
2002/03 are in the process of either being: (1) entered and proofed, (2) re-proofed, or (3)
re-entered and re-proofed. In a few of these years (mid to late 1980's), fish prices or
value of catch (associated with pounds landed) were reported.

3. DFW Internal Files In addition to #1 and #2 above, as part of the organization of old
catch reports, all files that contained information on commercial catch reports for the









U.S. Virgin Islands were identified and examined. Information on ex-vessel fish prices
was sometimes included in these files.

4. 2002/03 and 2003/04 Fish Prices In December 2003, DFW conducted a short survey of
selected commercial fishers in St. Thomas/St. John and St. Croix. Four St.Thomas/St.
John commercial fishers were asked about species group prices in December 2002 and
December 2003. Five St. Croix commercial fishers were asked about fish group prices in
December 2002 and December 2003. Results of these surveys are documented here.

Comparison of Ex-Vessel Fish Prices Each of the above sources of data was examined and
reviewed. All of the information identified was reviewed and compiled by fishing year and
district (see Appendix 1 for St. Thomas/St. John and Appendix 2 for St. Croix).

1. Commercial Fisheries Landings Summary Reports All available commercial fisheries
landings summary reports were reviewed. Any that contained information on fish prices
were identified and fish prices were extracted and included in Appendices 1 and 2 (see
also References Cited section below).

2. Commercial Catch Report Data Files All available commercial catch report data files
were examined for fish price and landings values. Those that contained fish prices and
landed values were identified (mid to late 1980's). For these years, fish landed value was
recorded by gear type (the values of trap fish landed or net fish landed were indicated).
If only landed values and pounds landed were indicated, fish prices (by gear type) could
be calculated based on these two numbers (fish price = value of catch/pounds landed).
For those years that contained fish price information, a spreadsheet was created for each
fishing year. Up to ten fish prices were collected for each gear type for a district and
fishing year. These were the basis for calculating a price for each gear type.

3. DFW Internal Files All available internal files related to commercial catch reports were
inspected. In some of these files, information was located regarding ex-vessel fish
prices. These are included in Appendices 1 and 2.

4. 2002/03 and 2003/04 Fish Prices In December 2003, DFW conducted a short survey of
selected commercial fishers in St. Thomas/St. John and St. Croix. Four St.Thomas/St.
John commercial fishers were asked about species group prices in December 2002 and
December 2003. Five St. Croix commercial fishers were asked about fish group prices in
December 2002 and December 2003. Based on those responses, an average price per
pound was calculated for each species group. Summary responses were included in
Appendices 1 and 2.


RESULTS

All available fish price information was collected and consolidated into Appendices 1 and 2.
Based on this information, scatter plots of all St. Thomas/St. John (see Figure 1) and St. Croix
(see Figure 2) prices were created. All St. Thomas/St. John prices for all categories were then









combined by fishing year and presented in the form of a scatter plot (see Figure 3). The same
was done for St. Croix prices (see also Figure 3). Linear regression lines were overlaid on
Figure 3 to indicate general trends.

Comparisons were then made of St. Thomas/St. John fish prices by catch category for various
periods between the 1974 to 2003 fishing years. Conch and lobster price comparisons are
presented in Figure 4. Net and hand catch price comparisons are presented in Figure 5. Trap and
line catch price comparisons are presented in Figure 6. Whelk and baitfish price comparisons are
presented in Figure 7. Angelfish, dolphin, barracuda, and goatfish price comparisons are
presented in Figure 8. Grouper, jack, grunt, and mackerel price comparisons are presented in
Figure 9. Parrotfish, snapper, shellfish, and tuna price comparisons are presented in Figure 10.
Finally triggerfish, surgeonfish, and wahoo price comparisons are presented in Figure 11. As
above, linear regression lines were overlaid onto Figures 4 to 11 to indicate general trends (see
Appendix 3 for regression coefficients and r2 values).

Similar price comparisons for St. Croix catch categories for various periods between 1974 to
2003 fishing years were then made (for conch and lobster price comparisons see Figure 12; for
net and hand catch price comparisons see Figure 13; for trap and line catch price comparisons
see Figure 14; for whelk and baitfish catch price comparisons see Figure 15; for angelfish,
dolphin, barracuda, and goatfish price comparisons see Figure 16; for grouper, jack, grunt, and
mackerel see Figure 17; for parrotfish, snapper, shellfish, and tuna price comparisons see Figure
18; and for triggerfish, surgeonfish, and wahoo price comparisons see Figure 19). Again, linear
regression lines were overlaid onto these figures to indicate general trends (see Appendix 3 for
regression coefficients and r2 values).

Finally, price comparisons for each catch category were made between St.Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix for various periods between 1974 to 2003 fishing years (for conch price comparisons
see Figure 20; for lobster price comparisons see Figure 21; for whelk price comparisons see
Figure 22; for trap catch price comparisons see Figure 23; for hand catch price comparisons see
Figure 24; for line catch price comparisons see Figure 25; for net catch price comparisons see
Figure 26; for baitfish price comparisons see Figure 27; for angelfish price comparisons see
Figure 28; for barracuda price comparisons see Figure 29; for goatfish price comparisons see
Figure 30; for grouper price comparisons see Figure 31; for grunt price comparisons see Figure
32; for jack price comparisons see Figure 33; for mackerel price comparisons see Figure 34; for
parrotfish price comparisons see Figure 35; for shellfish price comparisons see Figure 36; for
snapper price comparisons see Figure 37; for surgeonfish price comparisons see Figure 38; for
triggerfish price comparisons see Figure 39; for tuna price comparisons see Figure 40; for wahoo
price comparisons see Figure 41, and for dolphin price comparisons see Figure 42). Once again,
linear regression lines were overlaid on these figures to indicate general trends (see Appendix 3
for regression coefficients and r2 values).


DISCUSSION

In general, overall ex-vessel prices were similar in St. Thomas/St. John compared with those in
St. Croix (see Figure 3). Both linear regression lines were rather similar and overlapped.










At the gear or species group level (see Figures 4 to 11), for St. Thomas/St. John most gear
catches and species group catches showed similar trends. Ex-vessel prices increased over time.
However, there were exceptions. For example, baitfish ex-vessel prices appear rather flat (see
Figure 7). Angelfish, barracuda, goatfish (see Figure 8), jack, grunt (see Figure 9), parrotfish,
shellfish (see Figure 10), triggerfish, and surgeonfish (Figure 11) ex-vessel prices have declined.
This is also reflected in the linear regression with a negative sign on the slope of the line (see
Appendix 3).

For St. Croix, most gear catches and species group catches also showed a gradual increase over
the years (see Figure 12 to 19). There were a few exceptions. Baitfish, (see Figure 15),
angelfish, barracuda, goatfish (see Figure 16), jack, grunt, mackerel (see Figure 17), parrotfish,
shellfish (see Figure 18), triggerfish, and surgeonfish (see Figure 19) ex-vessel prices showed a
general decline.

In general, St. Thomas/St. John ex-vessel prices were very similar to those of St. Croix (see
Figures 20 to 42). Many ex-vessel prices that were initially different between districts, moved
closer together in recent years (see barracuda Figure 29, goatfish Figure 30, grouper Figure 31,
jacks Figure 33, mackerel Figure 34, and snapper Figure 37). In one case, historical ex-vessel
prices have remained different (see shellfish Figure 36).

As indicated in the introduction, landings data for the last 30 years is currently being organized
and checked. Once this process is completed, the price information compiled here can be
applied to estimate total value of annual landings. In addition, information compiled here can be
used as a basis for any future socio-economic assessments of the fishery.


REFERENCES CITED

Anon. 1979. Fisheries statistics of the Virgin Islands. Annual Progress Report, Segment 1,
Project No. 2-335-R. 1978-1979. Department of Conservation and Cultural Affairs,
Government of the Virgin Islands of the United States.

Barshinger, C.W ca 1992. State/Federal Commercial Fishery Statistics Project #SF-42
(NA90AAHSF228) Annual Summary Report, U.S. Virgin Islands 1990-1991. Department of
Planning and Natural Resources, Division of Fish & Wildlife, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Barshinger, C.W ca 1993. State/Federal Commercial Fishery Statistics Project #SF-42
(NA90AAHSF228) Annual Summary Report, U.S. Virgin Islands 1991-1992. Department of
Planning and Natural Resources, Division of Fish & Wildlife, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Barshinger, C. 1997. US Virgin Islands/National Fisheries Service Interjurisdictional Fisheries
Program Final Report. 1 October 1994 30 September 1997. Division of Fish and Wildlife,
Department of Planning and Natural Resources, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.









Clavijo, I., M. Brandon, and W. Tobias. 1984. State/Federal Cooperative Statistics Program
Virgin Islands, Annual Report Segment 2 Project No. SF-22, 1982-1984. Division of Fish and
Wildlife, Department of Conservation and Cultural Affairs.

Clavijo, I.E., W. Tobias, and C. Jennings. 1986. State/Federal Cooperative Statistics Program
USVI Completion Report, Segments 1-3. project No. SF-22. April 1, 1983 -March 31, 1986.
NA85 WC-H-06096. Division of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Conservation and Cultural
Affairs, USVI.

Division of Fish and Wildlife. 1993. U. S. Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife/
National Marine Fisheries Service Cooperative Fishery Statistics Program. #SF-42
(NA90AAHSF228). Annual Summary Report 1992-1993. Department of Planning and Natural
Resources, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802.

Meyers, S. 1994. Annual Summary Report April 1993- March 1994 Cooperative Fishery
Statistics Program #SF-42 (NA27FT0301-01). Bureau of Fisheries, Division of Fish and
Wildlife, Department of Planning and Natural Resources, United States Virgin Islands.

Olsen, D.A., A.E. Dammann, and J.A. Laplace. 1975. Analysis of Catch Data for the Virgin
Islands Commercial Fisheries. Annual Progress Report, Segment 1. Project 2-239, R-1.
Supported by National Marine Fishries Service, PL 88-309.

Tobias, W., R. Gomez, and B. Kojis. 2000. Three year summary report, April 1997 March
1999, Cooperative Fishery Statistics Program NA77FT0093. Bureau of Fisheries, Division of
Fish and Wildlife, Department of Planning and Natural Resources, United States Virgin Islands.

Uwate, K.R., and W. Tobias. 2002. Project completion report, April 1, 1997 to September 30,
2002, Cooperative Fishery Statistics Program NA77FT0093. Bureau of Fisheries, Division of
Fish and Wildlife, Department of Planning and Natural Resources, USVI.

Wood, R.S 1983. Fishery statistics of the Virgin Islands, Annual Progress Report Segment 4,
Project No. 2-335-R. 1981-1982. Department of Conservation and Cultural Affairs,
Government of the Virgin Islands of the United States.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

An earlier draft of this report was reviewed by Ron Sjoken, Jason Vasques, and Dr. Barbara
Kojis.











Figure 1. Scatter Plot of St. Thomas/St.
John Ex-Vessel Price per Pound for All
Catch Categories Combined, 1974 to 2004
Fishing Years


Figure 2. Scatter Plot for St. Croix Ex-
Vessel Price per Pound for All Catch
Categories Combined, 1974 to 2004 Fishing
Year


1979 1984 1989
year


1994 1999 2004


12.00
10.00
= 8.00
-E- 6.00
*= 4.00
2.00
0.00
1c


974


1979 1984 1989 1994 1999
year


Figure 3. Scatter Plot of Average St. Thomas/St. John and St. Croix Fish Prices per Pound
for 1974 to 2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix 3 illustrate
general trends)

6.00

5.00 X- M g t- 0

,4.00 -
63.00

2 .00 X

1.00 K

0.00 1


1973 1978 1983


X STT/STJ fish prices
- Linear (STT/STJ fish prices)


1988 1993 1998 2003
year

STX fish prices
- - Linear (STX fish prices)


12.00
10.00
| 8.00
- 6.00
= 4.00
2.00
0.00
197


*


,, .,., .iif i
*.*
S


******

4 *** **** *
,?~~ **....
* ..


2004


74


-













Figure 4. Scatter Plot of St. Thomas/St. John Ex-Vessel Price
per Pound for Conch and Lobster, 1974 to 2003 Fishing Years
(linear regressions specified in Appendix 3 illustrate general
trends)

8.00 x
. . i
*0 6.00 -.----- .. .

0 4.00 --. .,,-

0 2.00 .- -

0.00

1974 1979 1984 1989 1994 1999 2004
year
X conch price lobster price
Linear (conch price) - Linear (lobster price)


Figure 6. Scatter Plot of St. Thomas/St. John Ex-Vessel Price
per Pound for Trap and Line Catches, 1974 to 1998 Fishing
Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix 3 illustrate
general trends)


Figure 5. Scatter Plot of St. Thomas/St. John Ex-Vessel Price
per Pound for Net and Hand Catches, 1974 to 1998 Fishing
Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix 3 illustrate
general trends)


5.00

4.00

c 3.00

S2.00

1.00


1


974


1979 1984
vear


X hand catch price net catch
- Linear (hand catch price) - Linear (n


1989 1994 1999

price
et catch price)


Figure 7 Scatter Plot of St. Thomas/St. John Ex-Vessel Price
per Pound for Whelk and Baitfish, 1979 to 2003 Fishing
Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix 3 illustrate
general trends)


4.50 -
4.00
3.50
3.00
E 2.50
8. 2.00
1.50
0.1.00 e
0.50
0.00
1974


1979 1984
year


I trap catch price
-- Linear (trap catch price) - -


1989 1994 1999

line catch price
Linear (line catch price)


12.00

10.00


8.00 -X

6.00

4.00 -X

2.00 X

0.00 1 19
1974 1979 1984 1989 1994 1999 2004


K whelk price
- Linear (whelk price)


* baitfish price
- - Linear (baitfish price)


X:


I













Figure 8. Scatter Plot of St. Thomas/St. John Ex-Vessel Price
per Pound for Angelfish, Dolphin, Barracuda, and Goatfish
Catches, 1997 to 2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions
specified in Appendix 3 illustrate general trends)
5.00
4.50
4.50 _ _ _ - ---
4 4.00
3.50 -
S3.00 ----------------------....
'.2.50
2.00
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
angelfish price )K barracuda price
S dolphin price 0 goatfish price
Linear (angelfish price) - - Linear (barracuda price)
- Linear (dolphin price) - Linear goatfishh price)


Figure 10. Scatter Plot of St. Thomas/St. John Ex-Vessel Price
per Pound for Parrotfish, Snapper, Shellfish, and Tuna
Catches, 1997 to 2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions
specified in Appendix 3 illustrate general trends)
5.00
4.50
S4.00 ,---
a 3.50 -------
3.00 -
1. 2.50
2.00
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004


* parrottish price
A snapper price
- - Linear (parrotfish price)
-- Linear (snapper price)


year
shellfish price
) tuna price
- Linear (shellfish price)
- - Linear (tuna price)


Figure 9. Scatter Plot of St. Thomas/St. John Ex-Vessel Price
per Pound for Grouper, Jack, Grunt, and Mackerel Catches,
1997 to 2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in
Appendix 3 illustrate general trends)
5.00
4.50
v 4.00
3.50 .- ...-- .... ..
3.00 K
2.50
2.00
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
year


* grouper price
A jack price
Linear (grouper price)
- Linear (jack price)


* grunt price
K mackerel price
- - Linear (grunt price)
- - Linear (mackerel price)


Figure 11. Scatter Plot of St. Thomas/St. John Ex-Vessel
Price per Pound for Triggerfish, Surgeonfish, and Wahoo
Catches, 1997 to 2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions
specified in Appendix 3 illustrate general trends)


5.00

4.50

4.00
. 3.50

3.00
0 2.50

2.00
1


996


A tnggerfish price
* wahoo
- Linear (wahoo)


1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
vear


X surgeonfish price
- - Linear surgeonfishh price)
- - Linear triggerfishh price)


- -..Vic












Figure 12. Scatter Plot of St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price per Pound
for Conch and Lobster, 1974 to 2003 Fishing Years (linear
regressions specified in Appendix 3 illustrate general trends)

8.00 -
. .. .
*o 6.00 .. '
C ,. *. .-

a 4.00 X .

o 2.00 x'

0.00

1973 1978 1983 1988 1993 1998 2003
year
)K conch price lobsterprices
Linear (conch price) - Linear(lobster prices)


Figure 14. Scatter Plot of St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price per Pound
for Trap and Line Catches, 1974 to 1998 Fishing Years (linear
regressions specified in Appendix 3 illustrate general trends)
4.50
4.00
3.50 .x- ..
3.00
S 2.50
2.00
S1.50 X
1.00
0.50 -
0.00
1973 1978 1983 1988 1993 1998
year
X trap catch price line catch price
Linear (trap catch price) - Linear (line catch price)


Figure 13. Scatter Plot of St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price per
Pound for Net and Hand Catches, 1974 to 1998 Fishing Years
(linear regressions specified in Appendix 3 illustrate general
trends)


4.50
4.00
3.50
3o 3.00
5 2.50
8.2.00
1.50
'. 1.00
0.50
0.00
19;


73


1978 1983 1988 1993 1998


year
X hand catch price net catch prices
Linear (hand catch price) Linear (net catch prices)


Figure 15 Scatter Plot of St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price per
Pound for Whelk and Baitfish, 1974 to 2003 Fishing Years
(linear regressions specified in Appendix 3 illustrate general
trends)
12.00
10.00 KE)KK
8.00
g 6.00 -
4.00 X
2.00 X
0.00 .K
1973 1978 1983 1988 1993 1998 2003
year
X whelk price baitfish price
Linear (whelk price) - Linear (baitfish price)


)K K WfV


5e)Km














Figure 16. Scatter Plot of St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price per Pound
for Angelfish, Dolphin, Barracuda, and Goatfish Catches, 1996
to 2003 Fishing Years ((linear regressions specified in
Appendix 3 illustrate general trends)
5.00
4.50 -
a 4.00 ---
S3.50 -
3.00 -'
c. 2.50
2.00
1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003
year
angelfish price X barracuda price
A dolphin price 0 goatfish price
-- Linear (angelfish price) - Linear (barracuda price)
- Linear (dolphin price) - Linear goatfishh price)


Figure 18. Scatter Plot of St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price per Pound
for Parrotfish, Snapper, Shellfish, and Tuna Catches, 1996 to
2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix 3
illustrate general trends)
5.00

4.50
S4.00 7".-<




S2.50

2.00
1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003
parrotfish price shellfish price
A snapper price K tuna price
- Linear (parrotfish price) Linear (shellfish price)
- Linear (snapper price) - Linear (tuna price)


Figure 17. Scatter Plot of St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price per
Pound for Grouper, Jack, Grunt, and Mackerel Catches,
1996 to 2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in
Appendix 3 illustrate general trends)
5.00
x
4.50
4.00 -.---
S3.50
3.00
e. 2.50
2.00
1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003
vear


grouper pnce
A jack price
- Linear (grouper price)
- Linear (jack price)


* grunt price
X mackerel price
- - Linear (grunt price)
- - Linear (mackerel price)


Figure 19. Scatter Plot of St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price per
Pound for Triggerfish, Surgeonfish, and Wahoo Catches,
1996 to 2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in
Appendix 3 illustrate general trends)


5.00

4.50


g 3.50
0.
"d 3.00

- 2.50

2.00
1993 1995


A triggerfish price
* wahoo
- - Linear (surgeon price)


1997 1999 2001 2003


1997 1999 2001 2003


X surgeon price
- Linear triggerfishh price)
-- Linear (wahoo)












Figure 20. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Conch, 1974 to 2003
Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix 3
illustrate general trends)
8.00 .
7.00
6.00 -
3 5.00 --- -
M4.0 -. .
3.00 -
C"2.00 - -
1.00 .
1973 1978 1983 1988 1993 1998 2003
year


X STT/STJ conch price
- Linear (STT/STJ conch price)


* STX conch price
- - Linear (STX conch price)


Figure 21. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Lobster, 1974 to
2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix
3 illustrate general trends)
8.00
7.00 979 198.199 .194... "999 2
S6.00 ---y-
5.00
6.4.00

S3.00 X
2.00 -
1.00
1974 1979 1984 1989 1994 1999 2004
year


X STT/STJ lobster price
- Linear (STT/STJ lobster price)


* STX lobster price
- - Linear (STX lobster price)


Figure 22. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Whelk, 1979 to 2003
Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix 3
illustrate general trends)


12.00
10.00
E 8.00
o 6.00
j 4.00
* 2.00
0.0.00


1973 1978 1983 1988 1993 1998 2003
year


X STT/STJ whelk price
- Linear (STT/STJ whelk price)


Figure 23. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Trap Catches, 1974
to 1998 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in
Appendix 3 illustrate general trends)
4.00


-o3.00
-
a
2.00

. 1.00 -
i-

0.
0.00
1973


1978 1983 1988 1993 1998
year


X STT/STJ trap catch price STX trap catch price
- Linear (STT/STJ trap catch price) .. Linear (STX trap catch price)


X X-


X ~ C3
X X
X


STX whelk price
SLinear (STX whelk price)











Figure 24. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Hand Catches, 1974
to 1998 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in
Appendix 3 illustrate general trends)
5.00

4.00 *'

3.00 .


8 0.
-22.00

*" 1.00

0.00
1973 1978 1983 1988 1993 1998
year
) STT/STJ hand catch price = STX hand catch price
Linear (STT/STJ hand catch price) -- Linear (STX hand catch price)


Figure 26. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Net Catches, 1974 to
1998 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix 3
illustrate general trends)


Figure 25. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Line Catches, 1974
to 1998 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in
Appendix 3 illustrate general trends)


5.00

4.00

|3.00
0

1.00
. 1.00
-
0.00
1973


1978 1983
year


1988 1993 1998


X STT/STJ line catch price STX line catch price
Linear (STT/STJ line catch price) - Linear (STX line catch price)

Figure 27. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Baitfish, 1993 to
2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix
3 illustrate general trends)


5.00
. 4.50 -
c4.00
03.50
53.00 =- -----
. 2.50 -
'2.00 -,
1992 1994 199

A STT/STJ baitfish price
- Linear (STT/STJ baitfish price)


6 1998 2000 2002
year
X STX baitfish price
- - Linear (STX baitfish price)


5.00
4.00
3.00
o
=-2.00
. 1.00
0.
n nn


U.


v.vv
1973 1978 1983 1988 1993 1998
year
X STT/STJ net catch price STX net catch price
Linear (STT/STJ net catch Drice) - Linear (STX net catch Drice)


2004


x -


r


m ~""























Ns-
t t


Figure 28. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Angelfish, 1994 to
2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix 3
illustrate general trends)
5.00
4.50
4.00
5 3.50 X 0 --K.=
0 3.00

C" 2.50
2.00
1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004
year


Figure 29. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Barracuda, 1994 to
2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix
3 illustrate general trends)


4.00


3.50

0


0..
3.00
CL


1993


1995 1997 1999 2001
year


2003


A STT/STJ barracuda price X STX barracuda price
- Linear (STT/STJ barracuda price) - - Linear (STX barracuda price)


A STT/STJ angelfish price
- Linear (STT/STJ angelfish price)


X STX angelfish price
- - -Linear (STX angelfish price)


Figure 30. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Goatfish, 1994 to 2003
Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix 3
illustrate general trends)


Figure 31. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Grouper, 1994 to
2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix
3 illustrate general trends)


5.00

" 4.50

4.00

.23.50
I-


4.00


S3.50
30
O
CL
" 3.00
"L
.


X

"-. ..X...... .


'-- .X
- - -


3.00 -
1993


2.50 L
1993


1995
1995


1 1
1997 1999
year


2001 2003
2001 2003


I 1 1
1995 1997 1999
year


2001 2003
2001 2003


A STT/STJ grouper price X STXgrouperprice
- Linear (STT/STJ grouper price) - - Linear (STX grouper price)


A STT/STJ goatfish price
- Linear (STT/STJ goatfish price)


X STX goatfish price
- - Linear (STX goatfish price)












Figure 32. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Grunt, 1994 to 2003
Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix 3
illustrate general trends)


4.00


* 3.50
0

o
i3.00
CL
0.
2.50
19I


Figure 33. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Jacks, 1994 to 2003
Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix 3
illustrate general trends)


5.00

4.50

S4.00
0
C- 3.50
* 3.00
0.
2.50
1


1995 1997 1999 2001 2003
year


-
-. .-- ---x = .. x .. x X
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ - -___________________________s _____


993
993


1995 1997 1999 2001 2003
year


A STT/STJ grunt price
- Linear (STT/STJ grunt price)


X STX grunt price
- - Linear (STX grunt price)


A STT/STJ jack price
- Linear (STT/STJ jack price)


X STXjack price
- - Linear (STX jack price)


Figure 34. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Mackerel, 1994 to
2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix 3
illustrate general trends)


5.00

4.50

4.00

C. 3.50

*. 3.00
0.
2.50
19


X A


A X


1995 1997 1999
year


2001 2003


Figure 35. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Parrotfish, 1994 to
2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix
3 illustrate general trends)


4.00


S3.50
0
Z 3.00
0.
2.50
19!


1995 1997 1999 2001 2003
year


A STT/STJ mackerel price X STX mackerel price
- Linear (STT/STJ mackerel price) - Linear (STX mackerel price)


A STT/STJ parrotfish price X STX parrotfish price
- Linear (STT/STJ parrotfish price) - - Linear (STX parrotfish price)


- x x --.;---. --x --


X.


93


-

-


93


93











Figure 36. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Shellfish, 1994 to 2003
Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix 3
illustrate general trends)


4.00

- 3.50

o 3.00
0.
o 2.50
2.
2.00


Figure 37. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Snapper, 1994 to
2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix
3 illustrate general trends)


5.00
4.50
- 4.00
6 3.50
" 3.00
'" 2.50
2.00


1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003
year
A STT/STJ shellfish price X STX shellfish price
- Linear (STT/STJ shellfish price) - - Linear (STX shellfish price)


X A

. - ....... . ........
-.. ---X--- --- -X
-A - X

- --
A


1993 1995 1997 1999
year


A STT/STJ snapper price
-- Linear (STT/STJ snapper price)


2001 2003


X STX snapper price
- - Linear (STX snapper price)


Figure 38. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Surgeonfish, 1994 to
2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix 3
illustrate general trends)


4.00


S3.50
0
0.
" 3.00

2.50
2.50


1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003


A STT/STJ surgeonfish price
- Linear (STT/STJ surgeonfish price)


year
X STX surgeonfish price
- - Linear (STX surgeonfish price)


Figure 39. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Triggerfish, 1994 to
2003 Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix
3 illustrate general trends)


4.00


S3.50

0
0.
' 3.00


2.50


1993 1995 1997 1999 2001
year
A STT/STJ triggerfish price X STX triggerfish price
- Linear (STT/STJ triggerfish price) - - Linear (STX triggerfish price)


2003


X


X
X -- A


x










Figure 40 Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and Figure 41. Scatter Plots Co
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Tuna, 1994 to 2003 St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price P
Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix 3 Fishing Years (linear reg
illustrate general trends) illustrate
5.00 5.00
X A
4.50 -o 4.50

S4.00 ...x- x 4.00 .
S3.50- 3.50
.2 3.50
.0 3.00
3.00
1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 1993 1995 1
year
ear A STT/STJ wahoo price
A STT/STJ tuna price X STX tuna priceLinear (SSTJ wah
- Linear (STT/STJ wahc
- Linear (ST/STJ tuna price) -. Linear (STX tuna price)

Figure 42. Scatter Plots Comparing St. Thomas/St. John and
St. Croix Ex-Vessel Price Per Pound for Dolphin, 1994 to 2003
Fishing Years (linear regressions specified in Appendix 3
illustrate general trends)
5.00
X A


o 4.00 -

3.50
C.
3.00
1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003
year
A STT/STJ dolphin price X STX dolphin price
- Linear (STT/STJ dolphin price) - Linear (STX dolphin price)





17










Appendix 1. St. Thomas/St. John Ex-vessel Fish Prices For Gear Type, and Species Groups
for 1974 to 2003 Fishing Years, By Year*
year category price source/reference
1975 hand 1.00 Olsen et al 1975, p2
1975 jacks/snappers 1.25 Olsen et al 1975, p2
1975 line 1.00 Olsen et al 1975, p2
1975 lobster 2.00 Olsen et al 1975, p2
1975 net 1.00 Olsen et al 1975, p2
1975 trap 1.00 Olsen et al 1975, p2
1978 conch 1.60 Anon. 1979, table 1
1978 conch 1.50 Anon. 1979, table 1
1978 hand 1.38 Anon. 1979, table 1
1978 hand 1.50 Anon. 1979, table 1
1978 line 1.38 Anon. 1979, table 1
1978 line 1.50 Anon. 1979, table 1
1978 lobster 2.58 Anon. 1979, table 1
1978 lobster 3.50 Anon. 1979, table 1
1978 net 1.38 Anon. 1979, table 1
1978 net 1.50 Anon. 1979, table 1
1978 other 1.60 Anon. 1979, table 1
1978 shark 0.50 Anon. 1979, table 1
1978 trap 1.38 Anon. 1979, table 1
1978 trap 1.50 Anon. 1979, table 1
1979 hand 1.75 Anon. 1979, table 1
1979 line 1.75 Anon. 1979, table 1
1979 lobtser 4.50 Anon. 1979, table 1
1979 net 1.75 Anon. 1979, table 1
1979 trap 1.75 Anon. 1979, table 1
1979 whelk 0.50 Anon. 1979, table 1
1980 lobster 4.50 Wood 1983, p. 15
1981 conch 3.00 Wood 1983, table 6
1981 hand 2.00 Wood 1983, table 6
1981 line 2.00 Wood 1983, table 6
1981 lobster 5.00 Wood 1983, table 6
1981 net 2.00 Wood 1983, table 6
1981 trap 2.00 Wood 1983, table 6
1981 whelk 3.50 Wood 1983, table 6
1983 conch 2.50 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1983 hand 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6









Appendix 1 (continued). St. Thomas/St. John Ex-vessel Fish Prices For Gear Type, and
Species Groups for 1974 to 2003 Fishing Years, By Year*
year category price source/reference
1983 line 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1983 lobster 5.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1983 net 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1983 other 3.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1983 trap 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1984 conch 2.50 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1984 conch 2.50 Clavijo et al 1986, table 5
1984 hand 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1984 hand 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 5
1984 line 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1984 line 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 5
1984 lobster 5.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 5
1984 net 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1984 net 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 5
1984 other 3.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1984 trap 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1984 trap 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 5
1985 conch 2.50 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1985 hand 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1985 line 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1985 lobster 5.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1985 net 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1985 trap 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1986 conch 1.96 1986/86 St. Thomas commercial catch report data file
1986 line 1.02 1986/86 St. Thomas commercial catch report data file
1986 lobster 3.03 1986/86 St. Thomas commercial catch report data file
1986 net 1.91 1986/86 St. Thomas commercial catch report data file
1986 trap 0.99 1986/86 St. Thomas commercial catch report data file
1986 whelk 1.49 1986/86 St. Thomas commercial catch report data file
1988 conch 7.75 1988/89 St. Thomas commercial catch report data file
1988 line 0.97 1988/89 St. Thomas commercial catch report data file
1988 net 1.66 1988/89 St. Thomas commercial catch report data file
1988 other 4.48 1988/89 St. Thomas commercial catch report data file
1988 trap 2.13 1988/89 St. Thomas commercial catch report data file
1989 conch 5.00 Barshinger ca 1992, table 3a
1989 hand 3.25 Barshinger ca 1992, table 3a
1989 line 3.25 Barshinger ca 1992, table 3a









Appendix 1 (continued). St. Thomas/St. John Ex-vessel Fish Prices For Gear Type, and
Species Groups for 1974 to 2003 Fishing Years, By Year*
year category price source/reference
1989 lobster 5.00 Barshinger ca 1992, table 3a
1989 net 3.00 Barshinger ca 1992, table 3a
1989 trap 3.25 Barshinger ca 1992, table 3a
1989 whelk 10.00 Barshinger ca 1992, table 3a
1990 conch 4.00 Barshinger ca 1993, page 9
1990 hand 3.00 Barshinger ca 1993, page 9
1990 line 3.75 Barshinger ca 1993, page 9
1990 lobster 5.75 Barshinger ca 1993, page 9
1990 net 3.75 Barshinger ca 1993, page 9
1990 trap 3.00 Barshinger ca 1993, page 9
1990 whelk 10.00 Barshinger ca 1993, page 9
1993 baitfish 3.00 Meyers 1994, table 3
1993 baitfish 3.00 Barshinger 1997, table 15
1993 conch 5.00 Meyers 1994, table 3
1993 conch 5.00 Barshinger 1997, table 15
1993 hand 4.00 Meyers 1994, table 3
1993 hand 4.00 Barshinger 1997, table 15
1993 line 4.00 Meyers 1994, table 3









Appendix 1 (continued). St. Thomas/St. John Ex-vessel Fish Prices For Gear Type, and
Species Groups for 1974 to 2003 Fishing Years, By Year*
year category price source/reference
1995 hand 4.00 Barshinger 1997, table 15
1995 line 4.00 Barshinger 1997, table 15
1995 lobster 6.50 Barshinger 1997, table 15
1995 net 4.00 Barshinger 1997, table 15
1995 trap 3.50 Barshinger 1997, table 15
1995 whelk 8.00 Barshinger 1997, table 15
1996 baitfish 3.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 18
1996 baitfish 3.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1996 conch 5.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 18
1996 conch 5.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1996 line 4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 18
1996 line 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1996 lobster 6.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 18
1996 lobster 6.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1996 net 4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 18
1996 net 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1996 trap 3.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 18
1996 trap 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1996 whelk 8.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 18
1996 whelk 8.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1997 angelfish 3.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 angelfish 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 baitfish 3.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 18
1997 baitfish 3.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1997 baitfish 3.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 baitfish 3.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 barracuda 3.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 barracuda 3.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 conch 5.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 18
1997 conch 5.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1997 conch 5.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 conch 5.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 dolphin 4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 dolphin 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 goatfish 3.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 goatfish 3.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 grouper 3.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 19









Appendix 1 (continued). St. Thomas/St. John Ex-vessel Fish Prices For Gear Type, and
Species Groups for 1974 to 2003 Fishing Years, By Year*
year category price source/reference
1997 grouper 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 grunt 3.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 grunt 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 jack 4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 jack 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 line 4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 18
1997 line 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1997 lobster 7.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 18
1997 lobster 7.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1997 lobster 6.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 lobster 6.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 mackerel 3.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 mackerel 3.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 net 4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 18
1997 net 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1997 parrotfish 3.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 parrotfish 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 shellfish 3.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 shellfish 3.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 snapper 3.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 snapper 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 surgeonfish 3.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 surgeonfish 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 trap 3.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 18
1997 trap 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1997 triggerfish 3.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 triggerfish 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 tuna 4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 tuna 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 wahoo 4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 wahoo 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1997 whelk 8.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 18
1997 whelk 8.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1997 whelk 8.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1997 whelk 8.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 angelfish 3.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 angelfish 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5









Appendix 1 (continued). St. Thomas/St. John Ex-vessel Fish Prices For Gear Type, and
Species Groups for 1974 to 2003 Fishing Years, By Year*
year category price source/reference
1998 baitfish 3.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1998 baitfish 3.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 baitfish 3.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 barracuda 3.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 barracuda 3.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 conch 5.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1998 conch 5.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 conch 5.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 dolphin 4.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 dolphin 4.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 goatfish 3.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 goatfish 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 grouper 4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 grouper 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 grunt 3.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 grunt 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 jack 4.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 jack 4.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 line 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1998 lobster 7.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1998 lobster 7.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 lobster 7.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 mackerel 4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 mackerel 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 net 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1998 parrotfish 3.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 parrotfish 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 shellfish 3.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 shellfish 3.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 snapper 4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 snapper 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 surgeonfish 3.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 surgeonfish 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 trap 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1998 triggerfish 3.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 triggerfish 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 tuna 4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19









lix 1 (continued). St. Thomas/St. John Ex-vessel Fish Prices For Geal
Species Groups for 1974 to 2003 Fishing Years, By Year*


1998 tuna 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 wahoo 4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 wahoo 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
1998 whelk 8.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 4
1998 whelk 8.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 19
1998 whelk 8.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 5
2002 angelfish 3.17 DFW internal files

























ified are included here.


25


or 1974 to 2003 Fishing Years, By Year*
source/reference
DFW internal files
DFW internal files
DFW internal files
DFW internal files
DFW internal files
DFW internal files
DFW internal files
DFW internal files











L A0L. 'k- I UIA iLA-VcU33 I Xa1 X I MU3 UI a kffit X y pug aiiu '.11 %ffc UUP
to 2003 Fishing Years, By Year*
category price source/references
hand 1.00 Olsen et al 1975, page 2
icks/snappers 1.25 Olsen et al 1975, page 2
line 1.00 Olsen et al 1975, page 2
lobster 2.00 Olsen et al 1975, page 2
net 1.00 Olsen et al 1975, page 2
trap 1.00 Olsen et al 1975, page 2
conch 1.60 Anon. 1979, page 18
conch 1.50 Anon. 1979, table 1


Anor
Anor
Anor


lobster 3.50 Ano
net 1.38 Ano
net 1.50 Ano


1981 hand 2.00 Wood
1981 line 2.00 Wood
1981 lobster 5.00 Wood
1981 net 2.00 Wood
1981 trap 2.00 Wood
1981 whelk 3.50 Wood
1 QQ o-rn-, n r3 l,-;;,


.1979, page 18
1 Cn'7 + -1, 1


le 1
ge 18
,le 1


'J, table 6
.3, table 6
.3, table 6
.3, table 6
.3, table 6
.3, table 6
31, table 6
1986, table 6


hand
line
line









Appendix 2 (continued). St. Croix Ex-vessel Fish Prices For Gear Type, and Species
Groups for 1974 to 2003 Fishing Years, By Year*
year category price source/references
1983 hand 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1983 line 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1983 net 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1983 other 3.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1983 other 5.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1983 trap 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1984 conch 2.50 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1984 conch 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 5
1984 hand 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1984 hand 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 5
1984 line 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1984 line 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 5
1984 lobster 5.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1984 lobster 5.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 5
1984 net 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1984 net 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 5
1984 other 3.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1984 other 3.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 5
1984 trap 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1984 trap 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 5
1985 conch 2.50 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1985 hand 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1985 line 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1985 lobster 5.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1985 net 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1985 trap 2.00 Clavijo et al 1986, table 6
1986 conch 2.06 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1986 line 1.71 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1986 lobster 4.14 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1986 net 1.36 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1986 trap 1.36 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1987 conch 2.24 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1987 line 1.08 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1987 lobster 4.16 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1987 net 1.36 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1987 trap 0.40 1986/87 commercial catch report data file









Appendix 2 (continued). St. Croix Ex-vessel Fish Prices For Gear Type, and Species
Groups for 1974 to 2003 Fishing Years, By Year*
year category price source/references
1988 conch 2.49 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1988 line 2.31 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1988 lobster 5.35 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1988 net 1.36 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1988 trap 1.86 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1989 conch 2.23 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1989 line 2.42 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1989 lobster 4.90 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1989 net 2.23 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1989 trap 1.90 1986/87 commercial catch report data file
1990 conch 3.50 Barshinger ca 1992, table 3b
1990 hand 2.75 Barshinger ca 1992, table 3b
1990 line 2.75 Barshinger ca 1992, table 3b
1990 lobster 6.00 Barshinger ca 1992, table 3b
1990 net 2.50 Barshinger ca 1992, table 3b
1990 trap 2.75 Barshinger ca 1992, table 3b
1991 conch 3.75 Barshinger ca 1992, page 9
1991 hand 2.75 Barshinger ca 1992, page 9
1991 line 3.50 Barshinger ca 1992, page 9
1991 lobster 7.00 Barshinger ca 1992, page 9
1991 net 2.50 Barshinger ca 1992, page 9
1991 trap 2.50 Barshinger ca 1992, page 9
1992 conch 4.00 DFW 1993, table 5
1992 hand 3.00 DFW 1993, table 5
1992 line 3.50 DFW 1993, table 5
1992 lobster 7.00 DFW 1993, table 5
1992 net 3.00 DFW 1993, table 5
1992 trap 3.00 DFW 1993, table 5
1993 baitfish 3.00 Meyers 1994, table 3
1993 baitfish 3.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1993 conch 4.00 Meyers 1994, table 3
1993 conch 4.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1993 hand 4.00 Meyers 1994, table 3
1993 hand 4.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1993 line 4.00 Meyers 1994, table 3
1993 line 4.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1993 lobster 7.00 Meyers 1994, table 3









Appendix 2 (continued). St. Croix Ex-vessel Fish Prices For Gear Type, and Species
Groups for 1974 to 2003 Fishing Years, By Year*
year category price source/references
1993 lobster 7.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1993 net 4.00 Meyers 1994, table 3
1993 net 4.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1993 trap 3.50 Meyers 1994, table 3
1993 trap 3.50 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1993 whelk 10.00 Meyers 1994, table 3
1993 whelk 10.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1994 baitfish 3.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1994 conch 4.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1994 hand 4.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1994 line 4.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1994 lobster 7.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1994 net 4.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1994 trap 3.50 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1994 whelk 10.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1995 baitfish 3.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1995 conch 5.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1995 hand 4.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1995 line 4.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1995 lobster 7.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1995 net 4.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1995 trap 3.50 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1995 whelk 10.00 Barshinger 1997, table 14
1996 angelfish 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1996 baitfish 3.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
1996 baitfish 3.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
1996 baitfish 3.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1996 barracuda 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1996 conch 5.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
1996 conch 5.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
1996 conch 5.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1996 dolphin 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1996 goatfish 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1996 grouper 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1996 grunt 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1996 hand 4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
1996 hand 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
















4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
7.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
7.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
7.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
3.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
10.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
10.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
10.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
3.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
3.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
3.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
5.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
5.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
5.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
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Appendix 2 (continued). St. Croix Ex-vessel Fish Prices For Gear Type, and Species
Groups for 1974 to 2003 Fishing Years, By Year*
year category price source/references
1997 line 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
1997 lobster 7.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1997 lobster 7.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
1997 lobster 7.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
1997 mackerel 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1997 net 4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
1997 net 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
1997 parrotfish 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1997 shellfish 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1997 snapper 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1997 surgeonfish 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1997 trap 3.50 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
1997 trap 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
1997 triggerfish 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1997 tuna 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1997 wahoo 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1997 whelk 10.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1997 whelk 10.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
1997 whelk 10.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
1998 angelfish 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1998 baitfish 3.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1998 baitfish 3.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
1998 baitfish 3.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
1998 barracuda 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1998 conch 5.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1998 conch 5.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
1998 conch 5.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
1998 dolphin 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1998 goatfish 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1998 grouper 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1998 grunt 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1998 hand 4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
1998 hand 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
1998 jack 3.50 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3
1998 line 4.00 Tobias et al 2000, table 17
1998 line 4.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 2
1998 lobster 7.00 Uwate and Tobias 2002, table 3












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)8 shellfish 3.50 Uw;
)8 snapper 4.00 Uw;
)8 surgeonfish 3.50 Uw;
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)8 trap 3.50 Uw;
)8 triggerfish 3.50 Uw;
)8 tuna 4.00 Uw;
)8 wahoo 4.00 Uw;
)8 whelk 10.00 Uw;
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)8 whelk 10.00 Uw;
)2 angelfish 3.00 DFD
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)2 dolphin 4.80 DF\
)2 goatfish 3.00 DFD
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et al 2000, table 17
and Tobias 2002, table 2
and Tobias 2002, table 3
et al 2000, table 17
and Tobias 2002, table 2
and Tobias 2002, table 3
and Tobias 2002, table 3
and Tobias 2002, table 3
and Tobias 2002, table 3
et al 2000, table 17
and Tobias 2002, table 2
and Tobias 2002, table 3
and Tobias 2002, table 3
and Tobias 2002, table 3
and Tobias 2002, table 3
et al 2000, table 17
and Tobias 2002, table 2
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3.33 DFW internal files
4.00 DFW internal files
3.33 DFW internal files
3.50 DFW internal files
6.92 DFW internal files
3.31 DFW internal files
3.33 DFW internal files
3.33 DFW internal files
2.42 DFW internal files
3.69 DFW internal files
3.33 DFW internal files
3.42 DFW internal files
4.13 DFW internal files
4.13 DFW internal files
1.84 DFW internal files
and years where prices were identified are included here.


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APPENDIX 3.
Linear Regression Values for General Trend Lines in Select Figures


Figure No. District Gear Catch/ Species Group Linear Regression r2
3 STT/STJ overall 0.101X- 197.46 0.464
3 STX overall 0.1064X 208.3 0.4917
4,20 STT/STJ conch 0.1537X 301.88 0.5583
4, 21 STT/STJ lobster 0.1543X- 301.6 0.7848
5,24 STT/STJ hand 0.1594X 313.86 0.9509
5,26 STT/STJ net 0.1481X 291.59 0.8845
6,23 STT/STJ trap 0.1188X 233.72 0.8408
6, 25 STT/STJ line 0.1501X 295.66 0.7786
7, 22 STT/STJ whelk 0.2231X 437.76 0.2295
7, 27 STT/STJ baitfish 0.018X- 33.002 0.0045
8,28 STT/STJ angelfish -00691X+ 141.46 0.9419
8,29 STT/STJ barracuda -0.0106X + 24.118 0.2766
8, 42 STT/STJ dolphin 0.0545X- 104.75 0.1727
8, 30 STT/STJ goatfish -0.0132X + 29.513 0.02
9,31 STT/STJ grouper 0.1437X 283.39 0.635
9, 32 STT/STJ grunt -0.0378X + 79.091 0.5665
9,33 STT/STJ jack -0.1915X +386.8 0.7138
9, 34 STT/STJ mackerel 0.0184X 33.253 0.0056
10, 35 STT/STJ parrotfish -0.0754X + 154.03 0.9043
10, 36 STT/STJ shellfish -0.061X + 124.83 0.2766
10, 37 STT/STJ snapper 0.1193X 234.66 0.4038
10, 40 STT/STJ tuna 0.088X- 171.87 0.5062
11,39 STT/STJ triggerfish -0.0754X + 154.03 0.9043
11, 38 STT/STJ surgeonfish -0.0754X + 154.03 0.9043
11,41 STT/STJ wahoo 0.088X- 171.87 0.5062
12,20 STX conch 0.1789X 352.52 0.877
12,21 STX lobster 0.1749X 342.21 0.8121
13,24 STX hand 0.141X 277.51 0.9376
13, 26 STX net 0.1454X 286.39 0.7968
14,23 STX trap 0.1178X- 231.88 0.7279
14,25 STX line 0.1479X 291.37 0.85
15, 22 STX whelk 0.292X- 573.89 0.2945
15,27 STX baitfish -0.0179X + 38.743 0.0045
16, 28 STX angelfish -0.0904X + 183.94 0.9036
16,29 STX barracuda -0.0851X + 173.34 0.9356
16,42 STX dolphin 0.07X- 135.71 0.3921
16,30 STX goatfish -0.0524X + 108.14 0.5641
17,31 STX grouper 0.0577X- 111.26 0.2526
17,32 STX grunt -0.0235X + 50.507 0.9127
17,33 STX jack -0.0361X + 75.536 0.2526
17, 34 STX mackerel -0.0096X + 23.216 0.0032









APPENDIX 3 (continued).
Linear Regression Values for General Trend Lines in Select Figures


Figure No. District Gear Catch/ Species Group Linear Regression r2
18, 35 STX parrotfish -0.0524X + 108.14 0.5641
18, 36 STX shellfish -0.1422X + 287.43 0.8505
18,37 STX snapper 0.0271X- 50.133 0.0414
18,40 STX tuna 0.07X- 135.71 0.3921
19, 39 STX triggerfish -0.0442X + 91.836 0.4021
19, 38 STX surgeonfish -0.0524X + 108.14 0.5641
19, 41 STX wahoo 0.07X- 135.71 0.3921




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