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February, 1979


Industry Report 79-1


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ABSTRACT


Information on the commercial seafood industries of Brevard, Broward,

Indian River, Martin, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Volusia Counties was

obtained from published reports and from a mail survey of commercial
fishermen and seafood dealers. Total seafood landings in the seven counties

were valued at $4,8 million in 1971. By 1976, landings had increased in

value to $9.1 million. About 920 people were engaged in commercial

fishing and 50 firms were registered as dealers. Registrations of
commercial boats declined in the seven counties from 1963-64 to 1977-

78, but pleasure boat registrations tripled. Fishermen and dealers noted

improvements they felt were needed in facilities and services in the

ports and landing areas used.


Key words: fish and shellfish landing trends, port improvements,
characteristics of Florida commercial fishermen and seafood dealers.











This research was supported in part by grants from the
aulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Development Foundation, Inc. and from
the State University System of Florida Sea Grant College.
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COMMERCIAL FISHING ACTIVITY AND FACILITY NEEDS IN FLORIDA:

BREVARD, BROWARD, INDIAN RIVER, MARTIN, PALM BEACH,

ST. LUCIE, AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES









a report by
Kary Mathis, James C. Cato, Robert L. Degner
Paul D. Landrum and Fred J. Prochaska










a research project conducted for the
Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries
Development Foundation, Inc.
and
Florida Sea Grant

January, 1979

The Florida Agricultural Market Research Center
a part of
The Food and Resource Economics Department
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611









The Florida Agricultural Market Research Center

A Service of
the Food and Resource Economics Department
of the
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


The purpose of this Center is to provide timely, applied research

on current and emerging marketing problems affecting Florida's agri-

cultural and marine industries. The Center seeks to provide research

and information to production, marketing, and processing firms, groups

and organizations concerned with improving and expanding markets for

Florida agricultural and marine products.

The Center is staffed by a basic group of economists trained in

agriculture and marketing. In addition, cooperating personnel from

other IFAS units provide a wide range of expertise which can be applied

as determined by the requirements of individual projects.









TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

LIST OF TABLES ............................ .................... v

LIST OF APPENDIX TABLES ......................................... vii

LIST OF FIGURES................................................ viii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS................................................. ix

SUI1MARY ...................................................... x

INTRODUCTION .................... .............................. 1

Population Growth ....................................... ... 5

THE COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY IN THE REGION................... 6

Boat Registrations .......................................... 7
Landings..................................... .............. 7
Brevard County....................................... 7
Broward County..................................... 11
Indian River County............................... ..... 11
Martin County..................................... 16
Palm Beach County.......... .......................... 16
St. Lucie County............................... ...... 21
Volusia County................ ............ ...... 21

SURVEY RESULTS ............................................ ........ 25

Characteristics of Fishermen.............................. 27
Volumes Handled................. ....................... 28
Distances Traveled ................................... 29
Landing Areas Used ........ ....... .................... 31
Port Facilities: Use and Rating by Fishermen.............. 35
Brevard County............... ....................... 36
Broward County............................ ......... 37
Indian River County.................................. 37
Martin County............................. .......... 42
Palm Beach County........... ............. ........ ...... 46
St. Lucie County .................................... 46
Volusia County................. ................... 51
Dealer Characteristics, Facilities Provided and Ratings..... 54
Brevard County....................................... 54
St. Lucie County.............................. ..... 55
Volusia County ....................................... 55
Broward, Indian River, Martin and Palm Beach Counties.. 55


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TABLE OF CONTENTS Continued

Page

CONCLUSIONS............ .. ........ ............... ........ 58

APPEDIX.............................. ......................... 61

Questionnaires .............. .............. ......... 136
Mail Survey Procedures and Responses........................ 140
Additional Information Sources.............................. 145

REFERENCES.................. ............... ......... 146






LIST OF TABLES


Table Page

1 Florida counties with fish and shellfish landings in excess of
$1 million and rank in state, 1976............................... 4

2 Population in Seven Florida east coast counties, 1940, 1950, 1960,
1970, 1977, and projected 1980, 1990, 2000........................ 6

3 Boats registered annually in the seven east coast counties, 1963-
1964 through 1977-1978......................................... 8

4 Volume and value of landings, Brevard County, 1971-1976.......... 9

5 Volume and value of landings, Broward County, 1971-1976........... 12

6 Volume and value of landings, Indian River County, 1971-1976...... 13

7 Volume and value of landings, Martin County, 1971-1976............ 17

8 Volume and value of landings, Palm Beach County, 1971-1976........ 18

9 Volume and value of landings, St. Lucie County, 1971-1976......... 22

10 Volume and value of landings, Volusia County, 1971-1976........... 22

11 Questionnaire dispositions and responses, fisherman survey, the
seven east coast counties........................................ 26

12 Questionnaire dispositions and responses, dealer survey, the seven
east coast counties............................. ............. 28

13 Classification of commercial fishermen in the seven east coast
counties by volume of fish sold in 1977........................... 29

14 Classification of commercial fishermen in seven east coast counties
by volume of shellfish sold in 1978.............................. 30

15 Distance from home to fishing port traveled by commercial fishermen
responding in the seven east coast counties...................... 32

16 Distance from fishing port to fishing grounds traveled by commercial
fishermen repsonding in the seven east coast counties............. 33

17 Landing places used by commercial fishermen in the seven east coast
counties, 1978.................. ................................ 34

18 Groups of facilities and services evaluated by port users in the
central and south Florida survey, 1978........................... 35

19 Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by commercial
fishermen in Brevard County, 1978................... ............ 36







LIST OF TABLES continued


Table Page

20 Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen in
Brevard County, 1978............................................. 38

21 Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by commercial
fishermen in Broward County, 1978...................... ........ 39

22 Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen in
Broward County, 1978..................... ....... ..... .... .... ..... 40

23 Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by commercial
fishermen in Indian River County, 1978......................... 41

24 Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen in
Indian River County, 1978 ................................ ........ 43

25 Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by commercial
fishermen in Martin County, 1978................................. 44

26 Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen in
Martin County, 1978............................ ......... ....... 45

27 Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by commercial
fishermen in Palm Beach County, 1978.................... ......... 47

28 Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen in
Palm Beach County, 1978 ........................................ 48

29 Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by commercial
fishermen in St. Lucie County, 1978................ .............. 49

30 Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen in
St. Lucie County, 1978........ ........ ............... ............ .. 50

31 Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by commercial
fishermen in Volusia County, 1978 .............................. 52

32 Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen in
Volusia County, 1978..................................... ......... 53

33 Classification of seafood dealers in the seven east coast counties
by volume of fish and shellfish handled in 1977................... 54

34 Classification of seafood dealers in Brevard, St. Lucie and Volusia
Counties by volume of fish and shellfish handled in 1977......... 55

35 Port facilities and services in the seven east coast counties:
facilities and those needing improvement according to one or more
dealers, 1978 ............. ...... ........ ....... ............. 57

36 Port facilities needing improvement as rated by 50 percent or more
of fishermen and dealers from seven east coast counties 1978...... 60






LIST OF APPENDIX TABLES


Table Page

1 Boats registered annually, 1963-64 through 1977-78, the seven
east coast counties......... ............................... 62

2 Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish for the seven
east coast counties from 1971-1976............................... 63

3 Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months,
Brevard County, 1971-1976......................................... 64

4 Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months,
Indian River County, 1971-1976.................................. 76

5 Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months,
Martin County, 1971-1976.......... ................................ 88

6 Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months,
Palm Beach County, 1971-1976............... ...................... 100

7 Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months,
St. Lucie County, 1971-1976..................................... 112

8 Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months,
Volusia County, 1971-1976........................................ 124

9 Questionnaires mailed and responses or disposition, commercial
fishermen, all counties and the seven east coast counties......... 142

10 Questionnaires mailed and responses or disposition, dealer survey,
all counties and the seven east coast counties................... 143






LIST OF FIGURES


Figure Pa(

1 Value of fish and shellfish landings by county in Florida,1976...... 2

2 Central and south Florida coastal counties included in study........ 3

3 Volume and value of seafood landings, Brevard County, 1971-1976..... 10

4 Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish, Brevard County,
1971-1976.................... .... ........... ................... 10

5 Volume and value of seafood landings, Broward County, 1971-1976..... 14

6 Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish, Broward County,
971971-1976 ........................... ....................... 14

7 Volume and value of seafood landings, Indian River County, 1971-1976 15

8 Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish, Indian River County,
1971-1976.............................................. ........... 15

9 Volume and value of seafood landings, Martin County, 1971-1976...... 19

10 Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish, Martin County,
1971-1976.................... ....................... .................. 19

11 Volume and value of seafood landings, Palm Beach County,1971-1976... 20

12 Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish, Palm Beach County,
1971-1976......................................................... 20

13 Volume and value of seafood landings, St. Lucie County, 1971-1976... 23

14 Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish, St. Lucie County,
1971-1976 ........................... .......................... 23

15 Volume and value of seafood landings, Volusia County, 1971-1976..... 24

16 Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish, Volusia County,
1971-1976 .............. .................................... 2. 24


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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


Many people are due thanks for their help in the seafood port

study and in preparing this publication and the others in the series.

Financial support from the Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Development

Foundation, Inc., and assistance from its Executive Director, Dr. Roger

Anderson, are much appreciated. The Florida Sea Grant program also

provided funds partially supporting this study, and Dr. Hugh Popenoe,

Program Director is to be thanked.

Mr. Bob Jones of the Southeastern Fisheries Association provided

invaluable assistance, for which we are all grateful. The Florida

Department of Natural Resources was most helpful with a great deal of

valuable information.

Several staff members of the Food and Resource Economics Department

provided valuable assistance. Mr. Scott Woolley was most competent in

performing statistical and computer work, and Mrs. Nancy Melton provided

invaluable expertise in computer programming. Ms. Patricia Beville and

Ms. Ellen Bishop were extremely efficient in handling the typing and

secretarial work, as were Miss Sarah Miller, Mrs. Becky Hoover and Mrs.

Shirley Harris. Miss Carolyn Almeter and several other career service

employees of the Food and Resource Economics Department spent many hours

preparing and mailing questionnaires.

Finally, all the Florida fishermen and seafood dealers who took the

time to complete questionnaires and add comments have our thanks.






SUMMARY


This is one of a series of four reports on published data and
survey findings concerned with commercial fishing activity and needed
onshore facilities and services in 17 counties of central and south Florida:
Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Dade, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lee,
Manatee, Martin, Monroe, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, St. Lucie, Sarasota,
and Volusia.

The seven counties, discussed here, Brevard, Broward, Indian River,
Martin, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Volusia, have experienced very rapid
population growth since 1960 and further increases are projected for the
future.

The number of pleasure boats registered in these seven counties has
increased from 26,407 in 1963-64 to 78,986 by 1977-78. Commercial boat
numbers declined from 3,552 to 2,934 during the same period.

Landings in the seven counties declined from 1971 to 1976 in volume
but values were greater than in 1971. Total landings in all seven counties
were valued at $9.1 million in 1976, with fish making up nearly 80 percent
of that value.

Landings are highly seasonal in the region, averaging highest in the
winter, and dropping substantially during the summer months.

It is estimated there are about 920 commercial boat owners actively
fishing and 50 dealers operating in the seven counties. About half of all
fishermen responding catch 5,000 pounds or less, with another 25 percent
landing 25,000 pounds or more.

Most fishermen returning questionnaires from Brevard County landed in
Port Canaveral or Sebastian, while Port Everglades or Hillsboro Inlet were
used by most Broward County operators. Sebastian was favored by nearly all
fishermen reporting in Indian River County, while Port Salerno handled most
Martin County fishermen. Palm Beach County boat owners used Palm Beach or
Jupiter and virtually St. Lucie County fishermen landed in Ft. Pierce.
Fishermen responding from Volusia County were divided among four sites, Ponce
Inlet, New Smyrna Beach, Oak Hill and Daytona Beach.

Fishermen use a variety of facilities and services at these landing
sites, but fish houses, ice and fuel sales and docks are used by the greatest
number of boat owners. Also, a sizeable number of fishermen in all counties
use repair and supply services.

Dealers offer most facilities for handling the catch and provide
consumable supplies such as bait, ice and fuel, but offer very few repair
facilities..






Fishermen feel docking needs
along with gear storage and gear,
Dealers noted very few facilities


improvement in most landing sites,
diesel and electronics repair services.
that needed to be improved.


Information and assistance is available to groups or individuals
interested in improving commercial seafood facilities and services in the
region. The County Extension Office and other agencies should be
contacted by those desiring help.












COMMERCIAL FISHING ACTIVITY AND FACILITY NEEDS IN FLORIDA:
BREVARD, BROWARD, INDIAN RIVER, MARTIN, PALM BEACH,
ST. LUCIE, AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES


Kary Mathis, James C. Cato, Robert L. Degner,
Paul D. Landrum and Fred J. Prochaska

INTRODUCTION

The commercial seafood industry is an important source of income and

employment along Florida's extensive coastline. Values of marine landings

for coastal counties are shown in Figure 1. Of the 35 coastal counties in

Florida, 18 had seafood landings of $1 million or more in 1976. There are

however, relatively few major seafood ports, and all of these are in

counties with $1 million or more in landings values (Table 1). Urban and

recreational development in most coastal areas of central and north Florida

has put great pressure on commercial fishermen and seafood dealers operating
there. Counties with seafood landings under $1 million have significant

numbers of fishermen but port and landing facilities are often limited.

These limitations and other restrictions may hamper the seafood industry

in these areas.

This publication is one of a series of four which reports analysis of

data from published sources and from surveys of commercial fishermen and

seafood dealers in 17 counties of central and south Florida (Figure 2).



Kary Mathis, James C. Cato and Fred J. Prochaska are associate professors,
Robert L. Degner is assistant professor and Paul D. Landrum is assistant in
food and resource economics, University of Florida.





























W ] = Over $2,000,000

: = $1,,00,000 to $2,000,000

= $500,000 to $1,000,000

S= Less than $500,000


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Figure 1.--Value of fish and shellfish landings by county in Florida,
1976.



































Counties included in this -I
report.

Counties included in other reports
in this series.


Figure 2.--Central and south Florida coastal counties included in study.








This series includes Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Dade, Hillsborough

Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Monroe, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, St.

Lucie, Sarasota, and Volusia Counties. The research reported here was done

as a continuation of a larger project concerned with the feasibility of sea-

food industrial port development in north Florida. Results of the more

detailed study are reported in a separate publication (see reference list).


Table 1.-- Florida counties with fish and shellfish landings in excess of
$1 million and rank in state, 1976.


Value of Landings
Rank in
County Fish Shellfish Total state


----------------$1,000--------------

Bay 3,247 1,790 5,037 5
Brevard 1,120 1,496 2,616 9
Citrus-Pasco 471 1,018 1,489 14
Collier 666 732 1,398 15
Dade 520 2,463 2,984 7
Duval 687 1,702 2,388 10
Escambia 927 1,752 2,679 8
Franklin 431 7,837 8,268 3
Gulf 305 865 1,170 17
Hillsborough 107 2,933 3,103 6
Lee 3,434 9,284 12,718 2
Manatee 1,350 298 1,648 13
Martin 1,013 3 1,016 18
Monroe 3,640 19,965 23,605 1
Nassau 213 1,733 1,946 12
Pinellas 2,169 3,070 5,239 4
St. Lucie 2,353 12 2,365 11
Volusia 662 592 1,254 16


Source: Florida
Marine Landings, 1976.


Department of Natural Resources, Summary


of Commerical







This report is organized into four major sections: this introduction;

a discussion of the commercial fishing industry in the region ;results

of the mail survey; and conclusions. Relevant published data were used

in the first two sections. Summaries of responses by fishermen and

dealers on the mailed questionnaires provided information for the third

section. Relevant information and survey findings are reviewed and

conclusions drawn in the final section.

Population Growth


All 17 counties included in this phase of the overall seafood port study

have experienced almost explosive population growth in the past two decades.

Population in the seven county region (Brevard, Broward, Indian River, Martin,

Palm Beach, St. Lucie, and Volusia) covered in this report increased sixfold

during the period from 1950-1977. Growth is projected to increase substantially

through the year 2000.

Brevard and Broward Counties show the most rapid population growth in

the region, posting over a ten-fold increase from 1950-1977. Population

projections for the year 2000 are 354,000 in Brevard County and more than

1.5 million in Broward County (Table 2).

Martin and Palm Beach counties also show rapid population growth from

1950 to 1977. During this period, the number of people in Martin County

increased over 600 percent, while Palm Beach County experienced growth of more

than 400 percent (Table 2). Projections for Martin County indicate a

doubling of the 1977 figure by the year 2000, while Palm Beach projections

indicate a population increase of over 70 percent. Indian River and St. Lucie

Counties show population nearly quadrupling for the 1950 to 1977 period.







Table 2.--Population in seven Florida east coast county
1970, 1977, and projected 1980, 1990, 2000.


es, 1940, 1950, 1960,


Indian
Year Brevard Broward River Martin Palm Beach St. Lucie Volusia

1940 16,142 39,794 8,957 6,295 79,989 11,871 53,710

1950 23,653 83,933 11,872 7,807 114,688 20,180 74,229

1960 111,435 333,946 25,309 16,932 228,106 39,294 125,319

1970 230,006 620,100 35,992 28,035 348,993 50,8.36 169,487

1977 254,404 902,543 49,706 50,341 505,605 73,644 219,175

Projected

1980 262,000 1,026,000 51,200 63,500 565,200 82,000 231,200

1990 306,400 1,349,200 63,700 94,200 744,000 108,500 282,000

2000 354,800 1,562,100 73,800 109,100 861,400 125,600 326,500


Source: Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

While Volusia County population increase was less than the other six

counties in this region, the 1977 population was nearly three times the 1950

level. Continual increases are likely, with population expectations exceeding

326,000 by the year 2000 (Table 2).

THE COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY IN THE REGION

Population growth, and accompanying residential and recreational develop-

ment, has put heavy pressure on waterfront property used by the fishing and

seafood industry. Docking space has been converted from commercial to

recreational use as the number of pleasure boats has increased in the region.







Boat Registrations

The number of commercial boats registered in the seven counties

together has declined over the past 15 years, while the number of

pleasure boats has tripled (Table 3). Brevard, Broward, Palm Beach

and Volusia Counties all had over 500 commercial boats registered

in 1976-77, while the remaining three counties had between 200 and

300 (Appendix Table 1). Brevard, Broward and Palm Beach Counties

also had nearly three-fourths of all the pleasure boats in the seven-

county region.

Landings

Seafood landings show considerable variation among counties. Brevard

and St. Lucie Counties have the largest landing in the region at over

$2 million each in 1976 (Figure 1). Volusia and Martin Counties handled

seafood landings of over $1 million while Palm Beach and Indian River

landings were just under $1 million (Figure 1). Broward County had the

smallest landings in the region at less than $500,000. Landings patterns

and trends in each county are discussed in alphabetical order of counties.

Brevard County

Brevard County ranked ninth in the state with fish and shellfish

landings totaling over $2.6 million for 1976 (Table 1). Both volume and

value of fish and shellfish increased considerably in 1974, value

remaining high by 1976 (Figure 3 and Table 4).

Average monthly landings in Brevard County peak in March with a low in

June. Production increases in July with a general upward trend through

January (Figure 4 and Appendix Table 2). Important fish species in 3revard







County are king and Spanish mackerel, king whiting, and black mullet

while blue crabs, scallops and shrimp are leading shellfish (Appendix

Table 3).


Table 3.--Boats registered annually in the seven east coast counties,
1963-1964 through 1977-78.


Boats registered
Yeara Commercial Pleasure Total

1963-64 3,552 26,407 29,959
1964-65 3,404 27,329 31,233
1965-66 4,542 29,530 34,072
1966-67 4,442 32,886 37,328
1967-68 3,809 36,525 40,334
1968-69 3,973 39,547 43,520
1969-70 4,081 43,675 47,756
1970-71 3,916 46,564 50,480
1971-72 3,623 50,720 54,343
1972-73 3,382 53,971 57,353
1973-74 3,249 54,605 57,854
1976-75 3,291 70,046 73,337
1975-76 3,904 76,250 80,154
1976-77 3,164 77,772 80,936
1977-78 2,934 78,986 81,920

july 1 to June 30.

Source: Bureau of Boat Registration, Florida Department of Natural
Resources.













Table 4.--Volume and value of landings, Brevard County, 1971-1976.


Fish Shellfish Total

Year Volume Value Volume Value Volume Value

Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars

1971 2,910,634 507,414 4,917,026 1,403,610 7,827,660 1,911,024

1972 2,687,153 523,103 3,281,722 1,186,814 5,968,875 1,709,917

1973 2,847,536 583,597 2,837,759 885,385 5,685,295 1,468,982

1974 3,896,428 869,636 5,306,822 1,792,571 9,203,250 2,662,207

1975 3,463,644 898,760 4,087,386 1,841,904 7,551,230 2,740,664

1976 3,153,547 1,119,866 2,612,218 1,495,727 5,765,765 2,615,593









































Figure 3.--Volume and value of seafood landings, Brevard County,
1971-1976.


900


800

700
7010.l
EOO Total





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197f!1 11q6
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Jan. Feb. Ma r. Apr. M'ay JuneP July Aug. 'opt. Oct. Nov Dec.

figure 4.--Averagle monthly landings of fish and shellfish, Brevard County.-
197 1-1976.







Broward County

Commercial fishing is not of major importance in Broward County.

The value of Broward County's fish and shellfish landings in 1976 was

just over $14,000, making it 31st in the state (Table 1). Landings in

Broward were sporadic during the 1971-1976 period (Figure 5). The

volume of fish declined from 17,000 pounds in 1972 to zero in 1974 and

1975, while shellfish landings fluctuated from a low of approximately

5,000 pounds in 1972 to a high of 38,000 pounds in 1975 (Table 5).

Seasonal variations in Broward County landings are due to changes

in shellfish volume, primarily spiny lobster. Shellfish landings peak

during the winter months of December through March (Figure 6 and Appendix

Table 2).

Indian River

Landings in Indian River County have been relatively stable from

1971 to 1976, except for a sizeable increase in 1974. Volume in 1976

was about the 1971-1973 level but value was up (Figure 7). Fish

represented most of the total as shellfish volume has declined greatly

(Table 6). Average monthly landings in Indian River County do not

vary nearly as much as in the other six counties in this region (Figure
8 and Appendix Table 2).

Major species landed in Indian River County are king mackerel,menhaden,

black mullet and spot. Blue Crab, landings fell sharply in 1975 and 1976

from large volumes in the early 1970's (Appendix Table 4).













Table 5. --Volume and value of landings, Broward County, 1971-1976


Fish Shellfish Total

Year Volume Value Volume Value Volume Value


Pounds

23,802

4,791

22,792

25,518

38,644

8,185


Dollars Pounds Dollars

20,310 29,265 22,478

6,220 21,660 12,570

29,424 31,357 33,333

34,903 25,513 34,903

55,286 38,644 55,286

13,811 9,511 14,224


1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976


Pounds

5,463

16,689

8,565

0

0

1,326


Dollars

2,168

6,350

3,909

0

0

413












Table 6.--Volume and value of landings,Indian River County, 1971-76.


Fish Shellfish Total
Year Volume Value Volume Value Volume Value


Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars

1971 2,158,092 328,548 915,387 93,310 3,073,479 421,858

1972 2,718,722 443,146 554,244 64,211 3,272,966 507,357

1973 2,336,076 503,194 345,116 47,902 2,681,192 551,096

1974 3,647,732 906,991 544,565 25,963 4,192,297 932,954

1975 2,546,951 587,201 61,173 9,143 2,608,124 596,344

1976 2,667,307 865,186 17,127 15,329 2,684,434 880,515




14

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1,000 lbs. $1,000




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40- 4


Value .

30- .31
/ Volume \


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20 I -21
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1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976

Figure 5.--Volume and value of seafood landings, Broward County,
1971-1976.


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Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Figure. 6.--Averaqe monthl landings, of fish and shnr l fish Broward County,
19 1-19 6. i I i l 1
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,an. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Figure. 6.--Averaei mnonilhlv landings, of fish and shrlfllih. Broward County,
1971-1976.


































1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976

Figure .7.--Volume and value of seafood landings, Indian River County,
1971-1976.


L Total
S Shell fish

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Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.

figure &--Average monthly landingspf fish and shellfish, Indian River
County, 1971-1976.







Martin County

The value of fish and shellfish landed in Martin County in 1976 was

just over $1 million, ranking it 18th in the state. Seafood volume and

value increased sharply from 1974 to 1976 (Figure 9). Landings in Martin

County are predominantly fish as shellfish volume dropped greatly from

1971 to 1976 (Table 7).

Average monthly landings for Martin County show a seasonal pattern

with peaks in the December to February period. The spring and summer,

May through September, are the lowest months for Martin County landings

(Figure 10 and Appendix Table 2). Important species in Martin County are

bluefish, black mullet, sand perch, sheepshead and Spanish mackerel

(Appendix Table 5).

Palm Beach County

Landings in Palm Beach County decreased from 1971 to 1975, and then

increased in 1976 (Figure 11). Annual fish landings fluctuated widely during

and overall decline in fish volume (Table 8). Fish accounted for nearly

all of total landings by 1976.

Seasonal landings are also highest in the November to February

period as in St. Lucie and Martin Counties (Figure 12 and Appendix Table 2).

Major species in Palm Beach County include the migratory coastal pelagics

of bluefish, king mackerel and Spanish mackerel. Spiny lobster is the

major shellfish landed (Appendix Table 6).












Table, 7.--Volume and value of landings, Martin County, 1971-1976.


Fish Shellfish Total

Year Volume Value Volume Value Volume Value


Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars

1971 2,721,528 396,207 155,413 21,647 2,876,941 417,854

1972 3,193,816 487,356 121,762 40,348 3,315,578 527,704

1973 2,598,629 539,988 86,609 27,229 2,685,238 567,217

1974 2,059,458 387,854 30,088 3,970 2,089,546 391,824

1975 3,040,108 561,535 2,864 3,518 3,042,972 565,053

1976 4,935,439 1,013,273 1,950 3,338 4,937,389 1,016,611












Table 8.--Volume and value of landings, Palm Beach County, 1971-1976.


Fish Shellfish Total

Year Volume Value Volume Value Volume Value

Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars

1971 3,541,401 717,822 180,990 162,144 3,722,391 879,966

1972 2,880,702 667,599 296,043 294,404 3,176,745 962,003

1973 3,149,448 1,005,759 206,303 210,465 3,355,751 1,216,224

1974 1,819,690 571,894 193,546 229,141 2,013,236 801,035

1975 1,925,105 530,355 79,775 107,440 2,004,880 637,795

1976 3,089,123 898,039 39,548 61,287 3,128,671 959,326





19





Volume
1,000 lbs. Value
5,0004 $1,000




4,000-




3,000- Vol ume




2,000 -I
Value 7




1,000





1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976

Figure 9.--Volume and value of seafood landings, Martin County,
1971-1976.







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400 -


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figure 10.--Average monthly landingsof fish and shellfish, Martin County,
1971-1976.














Volume
,000 Ibs.


Value
$1,000


4,000- -1,600

Vo I ume



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1,000 400






1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976

Figure 11.--Volume and value of seafood landings, Palm Beach County,
1971-1976.






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Figure 12.--A,.,a],. nt, ) landings of fish and shellfish, Palm Beach Countyf
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Figure 12.--A~i^.. i.:-ninl) landings of fish and shellfish, Palm Beach County,
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St. Lucie County

St. Lucie County ranked 11th in the state with more than $2.3 million
in seafood landed in 1976 (Table 1). Both volume and value of seafood
landings in the county increased considerably during the 1971-1976 period
(Figure 13). St. Lucie County landings consist primarily of fish which
have more than doubled in volume since 1974 (Table 9).
Average monthly landings show a pronounced seasonal pattern, with
the lowest production months coming from April to October (Figure 14).
Production increases rapidly in the fall to a yearly high in January,
then falls sharply to a yearly low in June (Appendix Table 2). The
seasonal species of bluefish, king mackerel and Spanish mackerel show
the highest landings, accounting for the majority of production from
December through February (Appendix Table 7). Black mullet is also
an important species in St. Lucie County.

Volusia County

Volusia County, with landings of more than $1.2 million ranked
sixteenth in the state in 1976 (Table 1). Volume and value increased
from 1971 to 1976 (Figure 15 and Table 10). Fish make up the largest
volume of landings but shellfish and fish are approximately equal in
value (Table 10).
Average monthly landings in Volusia County peak in July and again
in November (Figure 16). These peaks are influenced by increased volumes
in both fish and shellfish. Grouper, black mullet, and spotted sea trout
are the main fish and blue crab and shrimp the major shellfish landed
in Volusia County (Appendix Table 8).






Table 9.--Volume and value of landings, St. Lucie County, 1971-1976.


Fish Shellfish Total
Year Volume Value Volume Value Volume Value

Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars

1971 3,072,838 682,997 7,509 4,175 3,080,347 687,172

1972 3,680,862 819,541 8,086 7;186 3,688,948 826.727

1973 3,117,377 930,716 12,035 6,884 3,129,412 937,600
1974 3,504,513 999,036 9,835 3,888 3,514,348 1,002,924

1975 4,760,026 1,500,567 15,904 11,024 4,775,930 1,511,591

1976 7.177,920 2,353.295 10,456 11,952 7,188,376 2,365,247




Table 10.--Volume and value of landings, Volusia County, 1971-1976.


Fish Shellfish Total
Year Volume Value Volume Value Volume Value


1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976


Pounds

1,601,469

1,616,799

1.978,345

2,137,907

2,506,540

2,094,110


Dollars

241,854
320,968

382.790

463,112

622,397

661,586


Pounds

272,108
324,952

365,849
603,850

468,208

565.682


Dollars

195,441

263,329

407,036
433,935

444,208

592.085


Pounds

1,873,577
1,941,751

2,344,194

2,741,757

2,974,748
2.659.792


Dollars

437,295

584,297

789,826

897,047

1,066,605
1.2923-41








Volume
1,000 Ibs.


6,000.


4,000- Volume



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2,000-






1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976

Figure 13--Volume and value of seafood landings, St. Lucie County,
1971-1976.

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Figure ll. --Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish, St. Luci
County, 1911-1976.
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1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976

Figure lk--Volume and value of seafood landings, Volusia County,
1971-1976.



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SURVEY RESULTS

The mail survey conducted during the fall of 1978 provided

considerable insight into fishing industry problems in the seven counties.

Questionnaires were mailed to all residents in each county having a

commercial boat registered during 1977-78 with the Florida Department of

Natural Resources, and to all seafood dealers listed with the National

Marine Fisheries Service in 1976. Copies of the questionnaires are

included in the appendix.

A total of 1,558 questionnaires were sent to commercial boat

owners in all seven counties, and 704 or 45 percent were returned

(Appendix Table 9). The largest number of questionnaires (371) went to

Brevard County and the fewest of (144) to Martin County (Table 11). The

largest number of returns was also from Brevard with 163 returned. St.

Lucie County had the highest proportion of individuals responding with

60 percent.

Seventy-four of the boat owners responding in St. Lucie County

still owned one or more boats and were actively fishing. Broward County

had the smallest share of respondents still fishing at 39 percent (Table

11).

It was assumed that people who did not return the questionnaire were

or were not active commercial fishermen in the same proportion as those

completing the survey. The percentage still fishing was multiplied times

the total number of boat registrations to provide the estimate of total

active commercial fishermen in each county. Based on these returns, it

was estimated that the number of boat owners actively fishing in the










Table 11 --Questionnaire i',::;-s'--:n' and responses, fisherman survey, the seven east coast counties,


Brevard


Broward


Indian River Martin Palm Beach St. Lucie Volusia


P;c :unr,L,~( P~- C~kt i!umC.-' ir* r


Total mailed

-tu,.-neI. unable
to deliver


receiving
i; :st ="crir,. ,-eS

Individuals
receiving
questionnaires

C.e t; i:.r.r, 3ires
not returned

Questionnaires
returned

Questionnaires
returned

No longer in
businessa

Still in business

Estimated active
commercial fishermen


e.' n er m, Tur, r e rc.rr-.


173 100 144 100 253 1, 214 100 242 '!


354 95


149 92 164 95 134 93 243 96 200 94 235 97


aNot fishing commercially but had commercial boat registration in 1977-1978.


"Ejstic,-te is based on the proportion of the respondents still in business and
co.-,r.erciai ,.jt registrants.


the total number mailed, i.e., the total 1977-1978


j 1 es '
response


-~--~ --~----I----`


I-,:a:! Ei c ri: 'Ar~j- F"".'* r I L 0.







seven-county region ranges from 237 in Brevard County to 63 in Broward

County (Table 11).
Dealer responses were greatest from Brevard and Volusia with eight

each while one dealer responded from Broward and from Palm Beach County

(Table 12). The seven counties together had 50 dealers or 26 percent of

the 190 dealers in the 17 coastal counties (Appendix Table 10).



Characteristics of Fishermen


Volumes Handled

Over 40 percent of the fishermen in Indian River, Martin, Palm

Beach, St. Lucie, and Volusia counties produced 10,000 or more pounds

of fish in 1977 (Table 13). Fishermen responding from Brevard and Broward

sold smaller quantities of fish. Seventy-one and 76 percent, respectively,

sold less than 10,000 pounds of fish in 1977 (Table 13).

Fishermen handling shellfish generally landed smaller volumes than

those catching finfish. More than half of the fishermen responding from

Broward, Indian River, Martin, Palm Beach and Volusia Counties caught less

than 5,000 pounds of shellfish (Table 14). There are fewer commercial

operators landing shellfish than finfish in these counties, as 79 reported

shellfish landings compared with 341 catching finfish.


Distances Traveled

The majority of vessel owners in the seven-county area live relatively

close to their fishing ports. Fifty-eight percent or 214 of the commercial

fishermen responding traveled seven miles or less from their homes to the












Table 12.--Questionnaire dispolit':.ris and responses, dealer sur -;. the seven east coast counties.


Disposition or
response


Total mailed

F'ect.rried unable
to deliver

Individuals
receiving
questionnaires

Individuals
receiving
questionnaires

Questionnaires
not returned

Questionnaires
returned

Questionnaires
returned

No longer in
business

Still in business


Brevard


lhu6ier Pereret

16 100


Broward Indian

Number percentt Number

1 100 5


River MiarLir

Percent Number Per


1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0



15 94 1 100 5 100 4 100



15 100 1 100 5 100 4 100


Palm Beach St. Lucie Volusia


recent Number Percent Nuamer


Percent fNumber


Percent


4 100 6 100 6 100 12 10"


2 33 0 0 0 0


4 67 6 100


12 ICO


4 100 6 100 12 100


47 0 0 3 60- 2 50 3 75 1 17 4 33


8 53 1 100


8 100


1 100 2


40 2 50 1 25 5 83 8 67

10C 2 100 1 100 5 100 8 100


0 0

2 100


0 0 0 0 0

100 5 100 8 100






Table 13.--Classification of commercial fishermen in the seven east coast counties by volume of fish
sold in 1977.



Pounds sold
County Under 5,000 5,O..:.-10,000 10,000-25,000 Over 25,000 Total

Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent

Brevard 44 56 12 15 8 10 14 18 78 100

Brow rd 10 63 2 13 1 6 3 19 16 100

Indian River 17 47 3 8 6 17 10 28 36 100

Martin 14 48 3 10 3 10 9 31 29 100

Palm Beach 26 39 11 16 11 16 19 28 67 100

St. Lucie 28 35 7 9 16 20 29 36 80 100

Volusia 17 49 4 11 3 9 11 31 35 100



Total 156 42 48 95 341






Table 14.--Classification of oii-,lercial fisherr-,e in seven east coast counties b, volume of >;i-fish
sold in 19 -.


County




Breva rd

Broward

Indian River

,a rtin

Palm Beach

St. Lucie

Volusia


Pounds sold
Under 5,000 5 ..-O -1' *,0r 0 j ,.,000-2i :00,


IJnumber Percent Nurbe_ Percent Hu.iber Fe, en.

10 40 5 20 4 16

7 51 1 4 31

5 56 4 44 0 0

3 10.. 0 0 .0 0

8 62 2 15 2 1I

2 33 0 0 2 33

7 70 0 0 2 20


Ol : j, O ui i L T t.i i


ur -ie:- Percent i.mbe, Percent

6 24 25

1 8 13 100

0 0 9 10:.

0 0 3 1::

1 8 13 1 :

2 33 6 1

1 10 10 1OO


Total







ports they used (Table 15). More Brevard County fishermen traveled 10 miles

or more than in any other county. Most respondents, 86 percent, fished with-

in 25 miles of their port, with 42 percent going 10 miles or less (Table 16).

Over half of the fishermen in Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties fished

within 10 miles of their port while, 28 percent of Volusia County fishermen

went more than 25 miles from port (Table 16).


Landing Areas Used


Usual landing areas were indicated by most fishermen completing

questionnaires. Brevard County fishermen listed Port Canaveral and Sebastian

as the two major ports, while most fishermen in Broward County used either

Port Everglades or Hillsboro Inlet (Table 17). Indian River County docking

is more concentrated, with over three-fourths of fishermen responding using

Sebastian. Port Salerno is the main port used by commercial fishermen in

Martin County.

Fishermen in Palm Beach County most often use Palm Beach or Jupiter.

However, many others were also listed (Table 17). Over 90 percent of the

fishermen in St. Lucie County use Ft. Pierce, as do several others from

other counties in the region. The most popular ports for Volusia County

fishermen are Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach, Oak Hill and Daytona Beach

(Table 17).

Some fishermen landed at points on Lake Okeechobee or the St. Johns

River. While significant numbers of fishermen operate in these freshwater

areas, the concern of this study is with port facilities and services on

Marine waters.













Table 15. -- Distance from home to fishing port traveled t.- commercial fishermen rei :,.- in the seven east coast counties.



County Under 1 mile 1-3 miles 4-6 miles 7-10 miles Over 10 miles Total


Brevard

Broward

Indian River

Martin

Palm Beach

St. Lucie

Volusia


i iber

10

5


Number Percent

9 10

4 15.

16 41

6 21

16 23

27 33

7 20


7' .

7
7

8

5

9

20

6


8

26

20

17

13

24

17


Number Percent

15 17

7 26

4 10

6 21

11 16

9 11

6 17


N!,,.,e Percent

47 53

4 15

8 20

2 7

15 21

11 13

12 34


67 18


85 23 62 17 58 15 99 27 371 100


percentage may not sum to 100


due to rounding


Total


Number

88

27

39

29

70

83

35


Percenta

100

100

100

100

100

100

100


11 ~~~---~~---ll"~'sl--~~----~-~------~-~-










Table 16. --


Distance from fishing
counties.


port to fishing grounds traveled by commercial fishermen responding in the seven east coast


County 10 or less miles 11-25 miles 26-50 miles 51-75 miles Over 75 miles Total

Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percenta

Brevard 23 28 41 49 16 19 1 1 2 2 83 100

Broward 13 52 7 28 3 12 0 0 2 8 25 100

Indian River 17 45 17 45 4 10 0 0 0 0 38 100

Martin 19 68 8 29 1 3 0 0 0 0 28 100

Palm Eeach 40 58 20 29 6 9 0 0 3 4 69 100

St. Lucie 26 31 51 61 7 8 0 0 0 0 84 100

Volusia 15 43 10 29 7 20 1 3 2 5 35 100

Total 153 42 154 43 44 12 2 1 9 2 362 100

percentage may not sum to 100 due to rounding.









Table 17. -- Landing places used by commercial
counties, 1978.


fishermen in the seven east coast


Landing place Fishermen Landing place Fishermen


Brevard

Port Canaveral
Sebastian
,Grant
Merritt Island
Eau Gallie
Cocoa
Melbourne
Port St. John
Titusville
Fort Pierce
Jupiter Inlet
Key West
Marathon
Big Pine Key

Total

Broward

Port Everglades
Hillsboro Inlet
Dania
Miami
Sebastian
Boynton Inlet
Eau Gallie
Fort Pierce
Marathon


Total


38
26
4
4
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
I
1
1

83


21


Indian River

Sebastian
Ft. Pierce
Vero Beach
Palm Bay


Total


Martin

Port Salerno
Stuart
St. Lucie
Jupiter
Ft. Pierce
Okeechobee


Total

Palm Beach

Palm Beach
Jupiter
Rivera Beach
West Palm Beach
Ft. Pierce
Port Salerno
Sebastian
Boynton Beach
Lake Worth
Belle Glade
Pahokee
Big Pine Key
Islamorada
Miami
Venice


Total


Ft. Pierce
Port Salerr
St. Lucie
Sarasota
Sebastian


Total


40


St. Lucie


84


Volusia

Ponce Inlet
New ',,'na Beach
Oak Hill
Daytona Beach
Port Canaveral
Deland
New Port Richey


Tota 30-


29


30


Total








Port Facilities: Use and Rating By Fishermen


Inadequate, deteriorated or unsuited port facilities can seriously

hamper a region's industry and retard or prevent growth in the commercial

seafood industry. An important step in identifying fishing port needs in

the seven counties studied was determining facilities available in each

port and how well those facilities serve the fishing industry. The mail

survey described earlier asked fishermen and dealers to specify which

facilities and services they used and to evaluate those facilities.

Port services were grouped into five categories (Table 18).

The mail survey asked fishermen to indicate which facilities and services

they used in their port and to rate each they used as satisfactory or

needing improvement. Dealers were asked what facilities and services they

provided as well as which they felt needed addition or improvement. Both

commercial fishermen and seafood dealers were given the opportunity to add

additional comments about the seafood industry.

Table 18.--Groups of facilities and services evaluated by port users in
the central and south Florida survey, 1978.


Handling and processing
Shrimp unloading house
Crab unloading house
Lobster unloading house
Fish house
Processing unused fish
Freezer and cold storage
Supplies
Bait sales
Ice plant
Fuel sales
Groceries
W,,, te I-li jo ,,.. 1
Solid waste
Liquid waste


Docking and repair
Docking facilities
Gear storage
Gear repair
Gear supply
Electronics service
Engine repair
Marine railway
Retail
Restaurant
Retail seafood market
Fishermen's meeting room


~-----~ I







Brevard County


Brevard County had the largest number of responses from the seven-

county region. Fishermen operating out of Brevard County indicated

greatest use of fish houses, ice and fuel sales and docking (Table 19).

Several indicated that they would use processing for unused fish, gear

storage and supply areas, and a meeting room if these were made available

or improved.


Table 19.--Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
corrIiv-rcial fishermen in Brevard County, 1978.

Fishermen

Facility Currently use Would use


Number Percent Number Percent

Shrimp house 3 3 2 2
Crab house 10 10 3 3
Lobster house 5 5 2 2
Fish house 81 78 2 2
Processing unused fish 5 5 16 15
Freezer, cold storage 19 18 9 9

Bait supply 43 41 6 6
Ice plant 66 64 8 8
Fuel sales 55 53 4 4
Groceries 12 12 9 9

Docking 55 53 7 7
Gear storage 4 4 10 10
Gear supply 23 22 11 11
Gear repair 12 12 8 8
Electronics repair 29 28 9 9
Diesel repair 29 28 9 9
Marine railway 18 17 5 5

RestauLranL 16 15 4 4
Retail se,-food market 12 12 4 4
Fishermen's meeting room 3 3 14 14

Solid waste 4 4 7 7
Liquid waste 5 5 5 5

Total responses 104 -- -- -







Of those facilities used by larger numbers of fishermen, docking was

in most need of improvement. Fifty-two percent of 52 fishermen rating

docking facilities said improvement was needed, primarily additional space,

according to written comments on questionnaires. Other areas needing improve-

ment were processing of unused fish, gear storage areas, most repair services

and liquid waste disposal (Table 20).


Broward County


More than half of Broward County fishermen used fuel sales, docking,

and repair services (Table 21). Twenty-one percent or six of the fisher-

men responding indicated they would use ice facilities if made available or

improved. Five fishermen said they would use lobster and fish houses and

bait supply and a facility for underutilized fish if made available (Table 21).

Docking facilities needed improvement according to 63 percent of 16

fishermen responding (Table 22). Additional comments emphasized that most

dockage available in Broward County was intended for private yachts and

sport fishing boats, with very few areas available for commercial fishing

craft. Limited space available in Broward County is probably the reason

fishermen said fish houses and gear storage areas need improvement.


Indian River County


The majority of Indian River fishermen indicated they currently use

fish houses, fuel sales, and docking areas (Table 23). Ice plants were

used by 21 fishermen while some use freezers and cold storage, bait and

grocery sales, and electronics and diesel repair. About one-fourth of

the fishermen responding indicated they would use a facility for processing




38



Table 20.--Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Brevard County, 1978.



Fishermen
Rating Saying needs
Facility facility improvement


lumibetr uiiber Percent

Shrimp house 3 1 33
Crab house 10 5 50
Lobster house 5 2 40
Fish house 77 28 36
Processing unused fish 5 5 100
Freezer, cold storage 17 3 18

Bait supply 43 19 44
Ice plant 62 25 40
Fuel sales 51 11 22
Groceries 12 2 17

Docking 52 27 52
Gear storage 4 3 75
Gear supply 20 7 35
Gear repair 12 6 50
Electronics repair 28 12 43
Diesel repair 26 14 54
Marine railway 17 7 41

Restaurant 16 2 13
Retail seafood market 11 2 18
Fishermen's meeting room 3 2 67

Solid waste 4 1 25
Liquid waste 5 3 60








Table 21.--Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Broward County, 1978.



Fishermen
Facility Currently use Would use


Number Percent Number Percent

Shrimp house 0 0 1 4
Crab house 0 0 1 4
Lobster house 5 18 5 18
Fish house 10 36 5 18
Processing unused fish 0 0 5 18
Freezer, cold storage 4 14 4 14

Bait supply 11 39 5 18
Ice plant 10 36 6 21
Fuel sales 19 68 3 10
Groceries 4 14 1 4

Docking 18 64 2 7
Gear storage 9 32 2 7
Gear supply 9 32 2 7
Gear repair 6 21 3 11
Electronics repair 13 46 3 11
Diesel repair 9 32 3 11
Marine Railway 12 43 0 0

Restaurant 4 14 1 4
Retail seafood market 7 25 2 7
Fishermen's meeting room 5 18 2 7

Solid waste 1 4 0 0
Liquid waste 2 7 0 0


Total responses


I_ _




40


Table 22.--Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Broward County, 1978.



Fishermen
Rating Saying needs
Facility facility improvement


uber Number Percent

Shrimp house -- --
Crab house -- --
Lobster house 4 2 50
Fish house 9 5 56
Processing unused fish -- -- --
Freezer, cold storage 4 1 25

Bait supply 11 3 27
Ice plant 8 3 38
Fuel sales 14 4 29
Groceries 2 1 50

Docking 16 10 63
Gear storage 8 5 63
Gear supply 8 3 38
Gear repair 5 1 20
Electronics repair 12 4 33
Diesel repair 7 2 29
'lar1ne railway 11 3 27

Restaurant 2 1 50
Retail seafood market 6 2 33
Fishermen's meeting room 5 1 20

Solid waste 1 1 100
Liquid waste 2 2 100




41


Table 23.--Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Indian River County, 1978.



Fishermen
Facility Currently use Would use


Number Percent Number Percent

Shrimp house 0 0 1 2
Crab house 3 7 1 2
Lobster house 1 2 0 0
Fish house 38 86 2 5
Processing unused fish 1 2 10 23
Freezer, cold storage 11 25 4 10

Bait supply 9 21 1 2
Ice plant 21 48 6 14
Fuel sales 25 57 0 0
Groceries 11 25 0 0

Docking 22 50 4 9
Gear storage 4 9 3 7
Gear supply 12 27 0 0
Gear repair 5 11 4 9
Electronics repair 11 25 6 14
Diesel repair 16 36 3 7
Marine railway 8 18 6 14

Restaurant 7 16 1 2
Retail seafood market 8 18 1 2
Fishermen's meeting room 8 18 4 9

Solid waste 2 5 1 2
Liquid waste 2 5 1 2


Total responses


~~ _II---~---~-








underutilized fish. Fourteen percent said they would use an ice plant,

electronics repair and marine railway if these facilities were made

available or improved (Table 23).

Facilities and services receiving the greatest percentage of "need

improvement" ratings from larger numbers of fishermen were fish houses

and ice plants. Thirty-two percent of the fishermen rating fish houses said

improvement was needed, as did 50 percent of the fishermen rating the ice

plant (Table 24). Supply and repair services were also areas which Indian

River County fishermen felt needed improvement.


martin County

The largest number of fishermen, 25 of 31 respondents, said they

currently use fish houses in Martin County. The other four important

facilities include ice plants, docking, diesel repair and fuel sales

(Table 25). A smaller number of fishermen also used bait supplies and

electronics repair. Thirteen percent of the fishermen responding indicated

they would use a processing plant for unused fish and 10 percent said

they would use more gear storage if these facilities were added or improved

(Table 25).

Ice plants and docking areas were most frequently noted as needing

improvement. Other respondents suggested that processing of unused fish,

freezer and cold storage, marine railway and solid waste disposal be

improved (Table 26).








Table 24.--Ratings of seafood port
in Indian River County,


facilities by commercial fishermen
1978.


Fishermen
Rating Saying needs
Facility facility improvement


Number


Number


Shrimp house
Crab house
Lobster house
Fish house
Processing unused fish
Freezer, cold storage

Bait supply
Ice plant
Fuel sales
Groceries

Docking
Gear storage
Gear supply
Gear repair
Electronics repair
Diesel repair
Marine railway

Restaurant
Retail seafood market
Fishermen's meeting room

Solid waste
Liquid waste


Percent


30
100
55
100
64
50
43




44


Table 25.--Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Martin County, 1978.


Fishermen
Facility Currently use Woud use

Number Percent Number Percent

Shrimp house 0 0 0 0
Crab house 1 3 1 3
Lobster house 3 10 0 0
Fish house 25 81 0 0
Processing unused fish 3 10 4 13
Freezer, cold storage 4 13 2 7

Bait supply 9 29 1 3
Ice plant 19 61 0 0
Fuel sales 22 71 0 0
Groceries 7 23 0 0

Docking 20 65 0 0
Gear storage 3 10 3 10
Gear supply 7 23 1 3
Gear repair 5 16 0 0
Electronics repair 10 32 1 3
Diesel repair 21 68 0 0
Marine railway 13 42 0 0

Restaurant 7 23 0 0
Retail seafood market 6 19 0 0
Fishermen's meeting room 6 19 0 0

Solid waste 4 13 0 0
Liquid waste 1 3 0 0


Total responses









Table 26 .--Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Martin County, 1978.


Fishermen
Rating Saying needs
Facility facility improvement


Number Number Percent

Shrimp house -- --
Crab house 1 0 0
Lobster house 2 2 100
Fish house 21 9 43
Processing unused fish 3 2 67
Freezer, cold storage 4 2 50

Bait supply 9 2 22
Ice plant 17 10 59
Fuel sales 18 5 28
Groceries 4 2 50

Docking 20 11 55
Gear storage 2 0 0
Gear supply 6 4 67
Gear repair 4 2 50
Electronics repair 9 3 33
Diesel repair 18 6 33
Marine railway 11 5 46

Restaurant 5 .3 60
Retail seafood market 5 2 40
Fishermen's meeting room 4 0 0

Solid waste 3 2 67
Liquid waste 0 0 0







Palm Beach County

A large number of Palm Beach County fishermen use fish houses,

ice and fuel sales and docking. Many of the 74 respondents also use

repair services for electronics and diesel engines, as well as marine

railways (Table 27). Seventeen fishermen said they would use a meeting

room if one was available. Thirteen indicated they would use a facility

to process unused fish as well as a freezer and cold storage and gear

storage areas (Table 27).

Of the most used facilities rated by commercial fishermen, docking

areas and fish houses received the largest numbers of ratings that improvement
is needed. Fifty-six percent of the 57 fishermen rating fish houses said

they needed improvements, with a large number of written responses

reinforcing these ratings. Fishermen also emphasized that docking is

very limited and in bad condition, with 30 of 46 fishermen saying improvements

are needed (Table 28).


St. Lucie County

Since fish constitute most of St. Lucie County landings, 98 percent of

the 89 fishermen responding currently use fish houses (Table 29). Sixty-

two of the fishermen currently use ice, fuel and docking facilities, with

48 fishermen using the marine railway. A number also indicated using freezer

and cold storage areas, bait supplies and repair services. About one-
fourth of the fishermen responding indicated they would use a facility for

underutilized fish if one was made available or improved (Table 29).

Of the facilities used by larger numbers of fishermen, the marine

railway and other repair services were rated as needing improvement (Table 30).

Some of the less used facilities, such as bait supply and waste disposal also

needed improvement.








Table 27.--Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Palm Beach County, 1978.



Fishermen
Facility Currently use Would use


Number Percent ,: Percent

Shrimp house 0 0 2 3
Crab house 1 1 2 3
Lobster house 8 11 1 1
Fish house 60 81 6 8
Processing unused fish 7 10 13 18
Freezer, cold storage 14 19 13 18

Bait supply 33 45 7 10
Ice plant 39 53 7 10
Fuel sales 50 68 0 0
Groceries 15 20 6 8

Docking 47 64 4 5
Gear storage 10 14 13 18
Gear supply 14 19 9 12
Gear repair 12 16 8 11
Electronics repair 21 28 5 7
Diesel repair 31 42 5 7
Marine railway 27 37 4 5

Restaurant 18 24 3 4
Retail seafood market 17 23 7 10
Fishermen's meeting room 8 11 17 23

Solid waste 8 11 9 12
Liquid waste 5 7 10 14


Total responses


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Table 28.--Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Palm Beach County, 1978.



Fishermen__
Rating Saying needs
Facility facility improvement


Number Number Percen

Shrimp house -
Crab house 1 1 100
Lobster house 8 4 50
Fish house 57 32 56
Processing unused fish 5 5 100
Freezer, cold storage 14 7 50

Bait supply 30 14 47
Ice plant 32 13 41
Fuel sales 44 18 41
Groceries 14 4 29

Docking 46 30 65
Gear storage 9 6 67
Gear supply 11 5 46
Gear repair 10 4 40
Electronics repair 19 4 21
Diesel repair 30 10 33
Marine railway 24 10 42

Restaurant 16 8 50
Retail seafood market 13 4 31
Fishermen's meeting room 6 4 67

Solid waste 8 4 50
Liquid waste 5 3 60




49



Table 29 .--Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in St. Lucie County, 1978.


Fishermen
Facility Currently use Would use

Number Percent Number Percent

Shrimp house 1 1 1 1
Crab house 2 2 0 0
Lobster house 2 2 0 0
Fish house 87 98 0 0
Processing unused fish 6 7 20 23
Freezer, cold storage 30 34 9 10

Bait supply 31 35 5 6
Ice plant 62 70 2 2
Fuel sales 62 70 1 1
Groceries 16 18 2 2

Docking 62 70 2 2
Gear storage 15 17 6 7
Gear supply 23 26 7 8
Gear repair 13 15 4 5
Electronics repair 24 27 9 10
Diesel repair 29 33 8 9
Marine railway 48 54 5 6

Restaurant 14 16 2 2
Retail seafood market 14 16 6 7
Fishermen's meeting room 13 15 13 15

Solid waste 7 8 3 3
Liquid waste 7 8 3 3

Total responses 89 -








Table 30.--Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in St. Lucie County, 1978.


Fishermen
Railit ailit Saying needs
Facility facility improvement

Number Jumnber Percent

Shrimp house 1 0 0
Crab house 1 0 0
Lobster House 2 0 0
Fish house 74 17 23
Processing unused fish 5 4 80
Freezer, cold storage 24 7 29

Bait supply 24 10 42
Ice plant 52 7 14
Fuel sales 52 8 15
Groceries 13 0 0

Docking 54 26 48
Gear storage 11 2 18
Gear supply 18 6 33
Gear repair 11 8 73
Electronics repair 23 15 65
Diesel repair 25 13 52
Marine railway 42 28 67

Restaurant 12 0 0
Retail seafood market 8 1 13
Fishermen's meeting room 9 1 11

Solid waste 6 3 50
Liquid waste 3 1 33







Volusia County

About three-fourths of the fishermen responding from Volusia County

used fish houses (Table 31). About one-third of the fishermen indicated

using bait and fuel sales, docking areas, diesel repair and restaurants.

Processing of unused fish and a meeting room were facilities that fisher-

men said they would use if they were available or improved (Table 31).

One-third of the 30 rating fish houses said the houses needed improve-

ment. Other facilities and services needing improvement were freezer

and cold storage, docking, gear storage and electronics repair (Table 32).








Table 31.--Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Volusia County, 1978.


Fishermen
Facility Currently use Would use


Number Percent Number Percent

Shrimp house 5 10 2 4
Crab house 2 4 2 4
Lobster house 1 2 0 0
Fish house 36 74 2 4
Processing unused fish 4 8 5 10
Freezer, cold storage 9 18 3 6

Bait supply 19 39 1 2
Ice plant 20 41 2 4
Fuel sales 19 39 4 8
Groceries 11 23 3 6

Docking 18 37 2 4
Gear storage 4 8 2 4
Gear supply 9 18 3 6
Gear repair 6 12 2 4
Electronics repair 11 23 2 4
Diesel repair 18 37 1 2
Marine railway 11 23 2 4

Restaurant 15 31 0 0
Retail seafood market 10 20 1 2
Fishermen's meeting room 3 6 5 10

Solid waste 3 6 1 2
Liquid waste 2 4 2 4

Total responses 49 --







Table 32.--Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Volusia County, 1978.


Fishermen
Rating Saying needs
Facility facility improvement


Number Number Percent

Shrimp house 5 2 40
Crab house 2 1 50
Lobster House 0 0 0
Fish house 30 10 33
Processing unused fish 4 2 50
Freezer, cold storage 9 5 56

Bait supply 17 8 47
Ice plant 19 11 58
Fuel sales 17 6 35
Groceries 11 0 0

Docking 17 11 65
Gear storage 4 2 50
Gear supply 9 4 44
Gear repair 6 2 33
Electronics repair 11 6 55
Diesel repair 17 7 41
Marine railway 11 4 36

Restaurant 14 3 21
Retail seafood market 9 1 11
Fishermen's meeting room 3 3 100

Solid waste 3 1 33
Liquid waste 1 0 0







Dealer Characteristics, Facilities Provided and Ratings

As noted earlier, a total of 27 of the 50 dealers in the region

returned questionnaires, with eight each returned from Brevard and Volusia

counties, five from St. Lucie County, and one or two from each of the

other four counties in the region (Table 12). Twenty-three of the 27

dealers responding handled fish and 14 handled shellfish. Most fish

dealers handled fairly large volumes, as 14 reported volumes of more than

100,000 pounds. Half of those handled over 300,000 pounds of fish in

1977 (Table 33). Six of the 14 shellfish dealers handled more than 100,000

pounds in 1977 (Table 33). Dealer characteristics and most other topics

covered in this section will be discussed for Brevard, St. Lucie and Volusia

Counties, since several dealers from each of those counties returned

questionnaires. The same detail will not be presented for the other four

counties to avoid disclosing information on the one or two firms who

responded from those areas.

Brevard County

Five of the eight dealers responding from this county handle fish

while seven handle shellfish. Four of the five dealers reported handling

100,000 pounds or more of both fish and shellfish in 1977 (Table 34).
Dealers responding from Brevard County offer crab and fish unloading

facilities, freezer and cold storage areas, ice plants and docking, and

have retail markets (Table 35). Shrimp and crab houses, unused fish processing

and freezers and cold storage need improving, according to dealers. So

do ice plants and waste disposal facilities (Table 35).







St. Lucie County

Only one of the five dealers responding from St. Lucie County handles

shellfish, while all five handle fish. The one shellfish dealer and one of

those handling fish reported less than 50,000 pounds volume for 1977. The

other four fish handlers reported over 300,000 pounds (Table 34).

St. Lucie County dealers offer freezer and cold storage facilities,

bait, ice and fuel, dockage, and gear storage and supply (Table 35). Dealers

in this county were interested in adding to or improving fish houses, unused

fish processing, and freezer and cold storage facilities, as well as docks and

gear storage and supply (Table 35).


Volusia County

All eight Volusia County dealers who completed questionnaires handle

fish and four handle shellfish. Four fish dealers reported over 300,000

pounds (Table 34). Dealers responding can handle shrimp, crab, lobster and

fish, and provide freezer and cold storage. They also provide bait, ice, fuel

and docking (Table 35). The only areas where improvement was needed were freezer

and cold storage, fuel sales, marine railway and retail markets (Table 35).


Broward, Indian River, Martin and Palm Beach Counties

As previously indicated only one or two dealers responded from each of

these counties. Those dealers returning questionnaires offer fewer facilities

and services than dealers in Brevard, St. Lucie and Volusia Counties (Table 35).

No facilities were noted as needing improvement by dealers from Indian River

or Palm Beach Counties. Docking in Broward County and freezers and cold

storage in Martin County were the only item noted as needing improvement in

the four counties covered here (Table 35).








Table 33.--Classification of seafood dealers in the seven east coast
counties by volume of fish and shellfish handled in 1977.


Dealers


handled
handled


Fish


Number


Under 50,000


Percent

30


Shellfish


Number

5


Percent

36


50,000-100,000

100,000-300,000

Over 300,000


Totala


percentages may not sum to


100 percent due


to rounding.


Table 34.--Classification of seafood dealers in Brevard, St. Lucie and
Volusia Counties by volume of fish and shellfish handled in
1977.



Dealers
Pounds Fish DShellTfsh
handled Brevar St. Luce Vousia Brevard St. Lucie Volusia


------------------------ ilubeir ----------------------

Under 50,000 1 1 4 2 1 1

50,000-100,000 0 0 2 1 0 2

100,000-300,000 3 0 1 0 0 1

Over 300,000 1 4 1 4 0 0


Total 5 5 8 7 1 4


IL__I______I__~L~_II~_I~ILXII~-
--lltX~IIII~-_l_---_L I~ ~ I~--LI-~-.l--


IXI-II--LII ~---CI__IXIIIII~(-_-~ ~-~-~L


100










Table 35.--Port facilities and services in the seven east coast counties: facilities and those
dealers, 1978.


needing improvement according to one or more


Dealer
Indian Palm Saint
Brevard Broward River Martin Beach Lucie Volusia
Need Need Need Need Need
Facility Offer improving Offer improving Offer Offer improving Offer Offer improving Offer improving


Snri- house
Crab house
Lobster house
Fish house
Processing unused fish
Freezer, cold storage

Bait supply
Ice plant
Fuel sales
Groceries

Docking
Gear Storage
Gear supply
Gear repair
Electronics repair
Diesel repair
Marine railway

Restaurant
Retail seafood market

Solid waste
Liquid waste


X
x x


X X
x
x x
X X


X .X
X X


x x


X X


x x








CONCLUSIONS


Commercial fishing is an important industry in the seven-county

area of Florida's lower east coast from Volusia County in the north to

Broward County in the south. Total landings ranged in value from $2.6

million in Brevard County to $14,000 in Broward County in 1976. Landings

in St. Lucie, Volusia and Martin Counties were valued at $1 million or more

ranking those counties 11th, 16th and 18th, respectively, in Florida. Palm

Beach and Indian River Counties each reported over $880,000 in landings in

1976. Landings volumes in 1976 in Brevard and Indian River Counties were

about 1971 levels but values increased considerably during the 1971-76

period as average prices for fish and shellfish rose. Volume and value

decreased sharply in Broward County and increased significantly in the

remaining four counties.

About 920 commercial fishermen operate one or more boats from all

seven counties, with Brevard County having the most at nearly 240 fishermen.

About 45 dealers operate in the area, with 16 in Brevard County, 12 in

Volusia County and only one in Broward County. The number of commercial

boats registered in the seven counties has declined during the last 15

years while pleasure boat registrations have increased more than threefold.

The rapid rise in pleasure boat numbers is a result of population

growth in the east coast area. Total population in the seven-county

region increased more than sixfold from 1950 to 1977, and population

projections for 2000 are more than double the 1977 level. This growth has

benefitted the seafood industry of the area in many ways but problems have

also developed. Heavy pressure on fishery resources, pollution, destruction

of habitat and competition for waterfront property have affected the fishing

industry adversely.







Shore facilities and services for the commercial fishing and

seafood industry are generally available in ports and landings areas

used by fishermen in the seven counties. However, fish houses and other

outlets handling catch need improvement in several counties. Docking

space appears restricted, particularly in all counties except Indian

River (Table 36).

Processing for underutilized fish is needed in all except Broward

and Indian River counties, and freezer and cold storage facilities in Martin,

Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Volusia. Fishermen in Indian River, Martin and

Volusia Counties feel ice supply needs improving, and both fishermen and

dealers in St. Lucie County feel marine railway facilities could be

improved (Table 36). Nearly all repair services were noted as needing

improvement in Indian River and St. Lucie Counties, while gear storage was

needed in all but Martin County. Waste disposal facilities are needed

in five counties.

Groups or individuals interested in improving conditions in the

seafood industry in these counties can use this report as a starting point

for identifying problems and for working toward possible solutions. The

County Extension Director in each county can assist groups in organizing to

solve problems and in contacting other groups and agencies for assistance.

Sources for marine economics information and publications are listed in the

Appendix.





Table 36.--Port facilities needing improvement as rated by 50 percent or more of commercial fishermen
and dealers from seven east coast counties, 1978


Indian Palm Saint
Brevard Broward River Martin Beach Lucie Volusia

Facility F D F F F F F D F D


Shrimp house X
Crab house X X X
Lobster house X X X
Fish house X X
Processing unused fish X X X X X
Freezer, cold Storage X X X X

Bait supply
Ice plant X X X
Fuel sales
Groceries X X

Docking X X X X X X
Gear storage X X X X X X X
Gear supply X X X
Gear repair X X X X
Electronics repair X X X
Diesel repair X X X
Marine railway X X

Restaurant X X X
Retail seafood market
Fishermen's meeting room X X X

Solid waste X X X
Liquid waste X X X

aSee Tables 19-32 for numbers of fishermen responding.


F= Fishermen D= Dealers
































APPENDIX








Appendix Table 1. -- Boats registered annually, 1963-64 through 1977-78, the seven east coast counties.


Brevard


Broward


Indian River


Martin


Yeara Commercial Pleasure Total Commercial Pleasure Total Commercial Pleasure Total Commercial Pleasure Total


..... ................................................... Number.......................................... ....................

1963-64 624 4,865 5,489 365 8,990 9,355 275 861 1,136 234 1,175 1,409
1964-65 535 5,551 6,086 355 9,409 9,764 272 894 1,166 269 1,169 1,438
1965-66 702 6,106 6,808 601 9,886 10,487 357 898 1,255 336 1,158 1,494
1966-67 756 7,171 7,927 641 10,856 11,497 385 1,036 1,421 372 1,262 1,634
1967-68 571 8,122 8,693 611 12,261 12,872 282 1,129 1,411 337 1,386 1,723
1968-69 610 8,570 9,180 572 13,647 14,219 316 1,200 1,516 408 1,520 1,928
1969-70 611 8,146 8,757 753 16,031 16,784 316 1,415 1,731 404 1,832 2,236
1970-71 668 8,552 9,220 692 16,639 17,331 301 1,453 1,754 367 2,000 2,367
1971-72 684 9,126 9,810 556 17,904 18,460 279 1,622 1,901 315 2,338 2,653
1972-73 635 9,654 10,289 500 16,132 18,632 293 1,697 1,990 289 2,892 3,181
1973-74 632 10.241 10,873 518 17,634 18,152 255 1,929 2,184 268 2,852 3,120
1974-75 621 13,157 13,778 563 21,859 22,422 250 2,678 2,928 278 3,928 4,206
1975-76 813 14,957 15,770 688 24,079 24,767 278 2,923 3,201 293 4,146 4,439
1976-77 588 15,521 16,109 586 23,655 24,241 264 3,138 3,402 228 4,269 4,497
1977-78 506 15,199 15,705 583 25,458 26,041 246 3,087 3,333 208 4,602 4,810


Palm Beach St. Lucie :1 .. a
Commercial Pleasure Total Commercial Pleasure Total Commercial Pleasure Total


................................................Number.................................... ............


676 6,254 6,930
710 6,407 7,117
986 6,850 7,836
754 7,598 8,052
636 8,462 9,098
698 9,373 10,071
669 10,494 11,163
735 11,649 12,384
705 12,669 13,374
644 13,944 14,588
593 13,809 14,402
606 17.057 17,663
722 17,998 18,720
598 18,610 19.208
526 18,029 18.555


1,001 1,3i0
1,034 1,315
1,044 1,390
1,145 1,477
1,253 1,495
1,300 1,572
1,440 1,710
1,486 1,755
1,661 1,920
1,762 2,006
1,923 2,164
2,806 3,045
3,956 3,262
3,150 3,417
?nA 3.322


1,069 3,261 4,330
982 3,365 4,347
1,214 3,588 4,802'
1,202 3,818 5,020
1,130 3,912 5,042
1,097 3,937 5,034
1,058 4,317 5,375
884 4,785 5,669
825 5,400 6,225
777 5,890 6,667
742 6,217 6,959
734 8,561 9,295
804 9,191 9,995
633 9,429 10.062
594 9.560 10.154


Yeara


1963-64
1964-65
1965-66
1966-67
1967-68
1968-69
1969-70
1970-71
1971-72
1972-73
1973-74
1974-75
1975-76
1976-77
1977-78


aJuly 1 to June 30

Source: Bureau of Boat Registration, Florida Department of Natural Resources.





Appendix Table 2 .--Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish for the seven east coast counties from 1971-1976

Brevard aroa,.-c' Indian River Martin Palm Beach

Month Fish Shellfish Total Fish Shellfish Total Fish Shellfish Total Fish Shellfish Total Fish Shellfish Total
------------------------------------------------------- j' pounds ---------------------- ---------------------

January 370 292 662 c 1 1 323 46 369 330 2 332 400 16 416
February 232 280 512 c 1 1 243 36 279 422 3 425 418 7 425
March 285 453 738 b 2 2 281 37 318 339 6 345 324 8 332
April 220 336 556 b d d 192 48 240 245 2 247 143 2 145
May 166 376 542 b d e 157 30 187 169 4 173 212 3 215
June 175 301 476 b 1 1 150 40 190 141 3 144 94 2 96
July 223 343 566 b e e 181 35 216 152 4 156 82 4 86
August 259 295 554 b 1 1 194 29 223 149 9 158 124 24 148
September 264 220 484 b 1 1 199 21 220 126 3 129 55 18 73
October 240 258 498 b e e 221 27 248 165 3 168 118 18 136
November 293 274 567 c e e 248 24 272 223 4 227 270 25 295
Decemoer 296 277 573 c 1 1 258 33 291 436 1 437 20 379


St. Lucie Volusia Seven County Total
Fish Shellfish Total Fish Shellfish Total Fish Shellfish Total


Month


------------------------------1,000 pounds----------------------------

January 768 1 769 155 31 186 2,346 389 2,735
February 593 2 595 144 26 170 2,052 355 2,407
March 576 3 579 157 16 173 1,962 525 2,487
April 247 247 158 7 165 1,205 395 1,600
May 176 176 137 9 146 1,017 422 1,439
June 147 147 143 31 174 850 378 1,228
July 179 179 181 77 258 998 463 1,461
August 247 1 248 170 43 213 1,143 402 1,545
September 213 1 214 147 25 172 1,004 289 1,293
October 141 1 142 167 37 204 1,052 344 1,396
November 315 1 316 200 74 274 1,549 402 1,951
December 579 1 580 157 56 213 2,085 389 2,474


aMonthly landings are based on period 1974-76.

bLess than 250 pounds.
CMore than 250 but less than 500 pounds.

'%re than 500 but less than 750 pounds.
More than 750 but less than 1,000 pounds.
Source: Derived from Florida Landings, Monthly issues, U... Department of Commerce.




Appendix Table 3.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Brevard County,
1971-1976


King King Black Spotted Red
Year Month Bluefish Grouper mackerel whiting mullet Pompano sea trout snapper

------------------------------------Pounds----------- ----------------------------

1971 January 84,194 10,657 41,158 12,827 21,745 1,626 11,387 10,593

February 57,818 8,390 15,079 26,707 17,588 1,411 10,275 10,024

March 38,451 22,248 24,965 14,816 37,826 1,224 7,395 13,503

April 11,288 26,319 49,988 930 41,405 1,104 8,561 14,176

May 7,461 19,681 2,434 1,624 23,510 1,506 9,604 14,699

June 381 14,513 8,017 8,346 48,095 547 5,493 13,329

July 184 12,574 7,954 12,143 71,599 1,358 7,965 11,236

August 3,079 12,851 15,616 5,086 80,929 3,098 11,924 6,663

September 380 11,555 854 595 43,264 454 3,256 8,105

October 21,952 3,725 3,650 1,333 93,975 967 8,916 7,279

November 297 2,701 5,639 23,428 49,953 467 5,003 5,049

December 2,391 5,323 21,539 83,998 25,226 1,948 4,350 7,276


227,876 150,537 196,893 191,833 555,115


Total


15,710 94,129 121,932






Appendix Table 3.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Brevard County,
1971-1976--Continued
-- ,

Spanish Total
Year Month mackerel Blue crab Scallops Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


------------------------------------Pounds------------ ---------------------------

1971 January 8,243 293,259 9,876 29,097 243,766 356,500 600,266

February 6,390 276,402 8,387 20,806 189,158 337,820 526,978

March 2,944 381,104 11,799 34,393 206,907 552,492 759,399

April 31,317 332,954 12,443 19,582 243,585 393,410 636,995

May 3,528 268,061 13,874 105,921 133,276 397,832 531,108

June 118 157,360 23,618 45,639 154,482 230,702 385,184

July 1,353 206,539 29,311 40,754 180,478 280,439 460,917

August 35,289 322,024 27,617 51,121 257,635 404,604 662,239

September 39 122,711 38,705 16,508 120,011 778,708 298,719

October 1,156 213,409 44,900 37,958 315,947 307,992 623,939

November 1,979 144,279 30,070 125,899 187,937 302,236 490,173

December 2,983 224,539 33,175 234,591 183,013 511,192 694,205


2,942,641 283,775 762,269 2,416,195


_ ___ __ __


4,253,927 6,670,122


Total 95,339





Appendix Table 3.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Brevard County,
1971-1976--Continued
M-
King King Black Spotted Red
Year Month Bluefish Grouper mackerel whiting mullet Pompano sea trout snapper

------------------------------------Pounds- --------------------------------------

1972 January 865 2,743 197,505 13,152 38,917 1,574 15,482 4,356

February 4,166 7,266 544 10,587 40,813 4,561 17,672 6,208

March 690 8,058 17,517 24,595 39,161 2,425 13,444 6,581

April 360 10,877 88,662 2,555 39,530 345 17,245 6,808

May 205 13,729 1,137 589 41,518 676 8,193 6,726

June 212 25,795 1,721 3,541 38,793 975 11,251 11,826

July 1,238 12,202 3,518 5,712 67,817 4,617 8,263 7,199

August 1,379 9,060 6,978 17,450 77,592 3,301 4,424 4,085

September 326 11,599 6,174 2,050 86,093 2,158 9,903 11,316

October 1,117 4,446 3,226 2,366 88,974 1,090 6,496 3,213

November 7,632 4,933 35,789 21,584 45,028 200 5,919 6,830

December 21,547 2,598 89,796 65,634 32,010 467 5,515 2,154

Total 39.737 113.306 452.567 169,815 636,246 22,389 123,807 77,302







Appendix Table 3.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Brevard County,
1971-1976--Continued


Spanish Total
Year Month mackerel Blue crab Scallops Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


--------------------------------------Pounds------------------------------------------

1972 January 289 220,429 19,863 54,286 305,455 314,678 620,133

February 18 199,860 32,597 57,246 120,522 306,172 426,694

March 423 359,740 15,218 67,791 171,080 455,524 626,604

April 378 305,546 23,394 11,377 226,542 355,133 581,675

May 11 291,046 40,220 30,715 129,883 365,446 495,329

June 34 127,779 13,578 15,683 190,651 157,101 347,752

July 76 188,795 15,749 14,475 195,290 219,127 414,417

August 48,619 150,831 39,631 11,642 276,924 203,769 480,693

September 520 118,493 41,490 13,155 271,287 190,724 462,011

October 984 146,231 31,553 14,891 200,753 200,990 401,743

November 4,077 183,669 16,372 39,880 328,411 249,496 577,907

December 2,858 103,771 2,696 127,737 251,691 252,721 504,412


2,396,190 292,361 458,878 2,668,489


_ _


Total 58,287


3,270,881 5,939,370





Appendix Table 3.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Brevard County,
1971-1976--Continued


King King Black Spotted Red
Year Month Bluefish Grouper mackerel whiting mullet Pompano sea trout snapper

---------------------------------P-ounds------------------------------------------

1973 January 4,450 4,547 128,313 38,836 43,430 3,852 15,219 6,439

February 21,519 6,188 2,532 24,083 36,781 988 11,739 4,133

March 12,943 10,397 2,103 43,698 45,453 1,198 6,263 7,029

April 14,908 3,208 13,898 11,682 48,114 1,406 10,868 3,765

May 15,180 11,122 7,455 12,925 41,456 5,218 11,050 8,416

June 720 10,550 2,969 1,516 70,461 5,112 8,634 12,005

July 854 9,912 12,335 9,948 102,198 3,513 5,201 3,960

August 3,290 4,941 37,356 4,971 146,292 1,184 14,100 2,833

September 4,413 4,991 16,855 8,358 129,042 553 5,208 5,750

October 3,199 1,900 2,620 3,831 92,127 138 7,257 3,250

November 11,771 4,492 41,637 33,619 61,078 1,264 5,660 8,898

December 37,074 1,993 71,883 44,310 23,755 5,385 12,280 3,357


74,241 339,956 237,777 840,187


Total 130,321


29,811 113,479 69,835






Appendix Table 3.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Brevard County,
1971-1976--Continued


Spanish Total
Year Month mackerel Blue crab Scallops Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


---------.-----------------------------Pounds--- ----------------------------------------

1973 January 291 116,306 1,400 89,655 270,904 242,967 513,871

February 106 108,541 224 66,872 127,177 190,323 317,500

March 544 136,904 0 54,230 200,970 209,389 410,359

April 19,986 237,001 0 7,565 192,517 277,705 470,222

May 49,965 271,728 0 10,286 235,290 295,878 531,168

June 5,376 263,751 0 2,661 165,239 277,536 442,775

July 54,883 256,446 0 11,855 233,481 270,658 504,139

August 13,895 136,638 0 87,443 290,625 230,373 520,998

September 7,397 125,977 0 57,882 238,500 203,467 441,967

October 5,328 102,287 0 46,019 198,069 154,597 352,666

November 58,240 118,856 0 76,273 315,839 200,658 516,497

December 6,345 115,721 0 47,980 262,461 182,776 445,237


2,731,072 2,736,327 5,467,399


Total 222,356


1,990,156 1,624 558,721





Appendix Table 3.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Brevard County,
1971-1976--Continued


King King Black Spotted Red
Year Month Bluefish Grouper mackerel whiting mullet Pompano sea trout snapper

-----------------------------------Pounds---------- ------------------------------

1974 January 27,483 8,827 342,701 43,691 68,912 10,911 8,397 9,472

February 11,094 9,804 121,208 5,082 47,750 3,085 11,625 6,471

March 1,818 12,538 18,716 6,290 103,232 3,778 18,290 5,946

April 2,462 3,128 1,709 1,748 56,251 568 8,689 3,553

May 3,255 11,939 1,762 5,331 74,663 832 8,020 9,504

June 1,750 27,400 4,426 5,254 50,848 1,652 7,121 15,025 o

July 929 12,350 17,047 5,255 66,621 4,061 9,792 16,175

August 2,362 9,468 9,880 5,829 71,961 3,518 8,129 15,158

September 3,530 5,609 19,424 1,864 102,179 1,226 8,033 9,475

October 1,537 3,286 1,216 6,931 86,300 130 8,327 8,141

November 10,957 2,696 37,016 29,219 59,293 229 6,655 8,537

December 21,350 4,664 208,504 35,058 49,265 7,668 12,777 12,220


111,709 783,609 151,552 837,275


37,658 115,855 119,677


Total 88,527






Appendix Table 3.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Brevard County,
1971-1976--Continued


Year Month


Spanish
mackerel


Blue crab


Scallops


Shrimp


Total fish


Total
shellfish


Total


------ound----------------------------------------


1974 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


42,257

223

49,554

9,640

9,383

664

8,156

4,588

9,857

1,892

38,363

9,597


259,535

270,443

734,686

294,505

317,152

233,037

364,324

174,691

147,357

178,661

129,526

91,957


38,856 111,439


93,320

254,224

87,336

173,872

153,456

123,400

100,648

27,424

12,568

50,544

15,666


45,503-

54,614

35,378

32,829

49,593

84,658

77,921

76,773

87,199

76,808

74,156


652,703

278,765

416,806

149,095

214,331

222,807

248,072

256,523-

680,063

255,101

304,176

417,986


431,158

420,773

1,059,500

433,061

528,392

444,420

575,429

353,d49

270,982

2.7,561.

276,524

188,017-


1,083,861

699,538

1,476,306

582,156

742,723

667,227

823,501

609,972

751,045

542,662

580,700

606,003


3,195,874 1,131,314 806,871 3,896,428


Total 184,174


5,26,269,266 9,165,694





Appendix Table 3.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Brevard County,
1971-1976--Continued


King King Black Spotted Red
Year Month Bluefish Grouper mackerel whiting mullet Pompano sea trout snapper

-----------------------------------Pounds--------------------------------------

1975 January 7,900 7,488 162,635 4,887 41,388 2,476 8,362 11,874

February 9,669 8,184 117,987 15,121 61,579 5,588 20,792 9,940

March 6,302 12,931 61,552 6,529 55,882 1,444 5,597 12,622

April 14,350 20,763 7,722 543 56,696 420 8,554 13,958

May 2,289 36,068 5,207 1,383 57,031 685 16,788 24,361

June 1,950 25,009 5,690 1,115 48,234 4,931 8,427 22,691

July 601 18,791 692 2,605 60,695 3,287 8,252 15,415

August 1,798 16,883 32,197 3,909 80,516 2,693 14 19,191

September 2,437 9,708 32,575 2,394 86,827 2,894 5,748 10,721

October 11,291 6,777 14,406 5,142 63,349 3,271 3,609 14,741

November 18,755 4,294 50,469 33,964 57,279 886 4,375 10,385

December 6,748 3,331 114,863 24,265 17,611 3,196 11,005 6,314

Total 84,090 170,227 605,995 101,857 687,087 31,771 101,523 172,213






Appendix Table 3.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Brevard County,
1971-1976--Continued


Spanish Total
Year 1onth mackerel Blue crab Scallops Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


------------------------------------ Pounds-------------------------------------

1975 January 889 94,827 73,368 10,657 304,228 231,504 535,732

February 67,999 104,532 147,600 6,293 351,884 269,873 621,757

March 260,515 172,009 115,640 3,246 470,401 313,217 783,618

April 196,890 223,256 106,536 6,984 381,049 350,429 731,478

May 2,216 244,519 139,672 19,693 202,602 412,431 615,033

June 317 208,835 153,061 15,839 165,376 387,163 552,539

July 2,430 195,282 150,580 5,561 194,047 355,828 549,875

August 19,893 140,655 159,608 24,731 226,933 328,527 555,460

September 1,258 187,759 148,687 11,972 272,391 353,853 626,244

October 12,903 231,373 142,646 22,238 276,194 410,610 686,804

November 9,088 166,903 71,040 39,830 286,904 334,875 621,779

December 61,282 131,963 35,712 52,862 331,635 339,276 670,911

Total 635,680 2,101,913 1,444,150 219,906 3,463,644 4,087,586 7,551,230





Appendix Table 3.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Brevard County,
1971-1976--Continued


King King Black Spotted Red
Year Month Bluefish Grouper mackerel whiting mullet Pompano sea trout snapper


-----------------------------------Pounds- -------------------------------------

1976 January 66,651 4,525 141,196 14,073 24,687 1,413 12,628 8,470

February 31,149 14,648 3,611 8,672 28,256 3,674 8,499 6,690

March 18,027 15,351 19,545 2,037 45,948 5,065 5,436 7,535

April 1,658 4,296 18,653 1,005 25,215 5,800 7,711 1,960

May 458 2,238 1,007 849 28,570 972 6,394 1,115

June 881 16,658 19,274 7,807 31,409 6,290 4,868 9,126

July 4,102 11,977 38,418 13,310 46,256 12,108 12,038 14,274

August 2,477 5,497 19,531 2,490 81,835 6,324 9,148 2,574

September 9,412 5,201 17,891 3,477 86,121 5,445 4,816 5,492

October 5,306 3,279 3,461 1,316 81,859 6,795 3,935 2,083

November 6,825 4,487 84,416 52,967 88,034 20,722 6,224 6,793

December 5,226 3,445 162,150 25,941 43,357 7,982 10,358 5,768


152,172 91,602 529,153 133,944 611,547 82,590


Total


92,055 71,880





Appendix Table 3.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Brevard County,
1971-1976--Continued


Spanish Total
Year Month mackerel Blue crab Scallops Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


-----------------------------------Pounds----------------------------------------


1976 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


126,083

155,562

73,825

1,182

232

2,191

41,764

12,140

3,847

3,649

5,884

671

427,030


141,671

132,667

83,797

119,262-

143,094

159,574

244,636

201,652

89,749

122,443

68,851

69,628

1,577,024


0

0

0

73,080

107,736

122,960

42,416

36,248

24,056

15,292

4,712

0

426,500


16,061

8,910

7,209

989

468

21,418

56,060

6,559

3,159

4,005

95,244

62,912

282,994


442,085

322,287

245,159

127,381

80,668

150,392

289,217

247,741

202,202

192,790

332,668

328,481

2,961,071


176,402

154,190

127,445

205,470

253,736

309,821

353,548

249,238

124,699

189,308

282,439

185,867

2,612,163


618,487

476,477

372,604

332,851

334,404

460,213

642,765

496,979

326,901

382,098

615,107

514,348

5,573,234


Source: Florida Landings, monthly issues. U.S. Department of Commerce.





Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Indian River
County, 1971-1976


King Black Spotted
Year Month Bluefish Grouper mackerel Menhaden mullet Pompano sea trout

------------------------------------Pounds-----------------------------------

1971 January 8,683 0 1,126 3,393 16,310 0 1,202

February 33,740 945 6,844 58,992 11,820 1,801 2,773

March 26,159 1,944 66,297 90,454 12,570 1,534 1,089

April 4,113 3,056 128,369 46,804 12,641 2,177 2,945

May 990 2,701 10,823 60,705 14,455 2,536 4,758

June 1,676 2,009 7,874 64,486 16,425 4,033 14,538

July 1,744 228 7,129 87,062 20,257 4,162 16,249

August 1,288 74 23,937 66,476 26,193 3,433 12,256

September 294 800 13,784 57,329 24,854 2,512 7,621

October 3,823 696 8,899 68,903 22,039 1,963 8,564

November 4,044 228 25,676 29,055 16,686 983 4,565

December 4,733 993 105,269 64,541 26,316 898 5,659


13,674 406,027 698,200 220,556


Total 91,287


26,032 82,219






Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Indian River
County, 1971-1976--Continued


Spanish Total
Year Month mackerel Spot Blue crab Total fish shellfish Total


------------------------------------Pounds -------------------------------

1971 January 0 1,009 106,637 33,053 110,133 143,186

February 434 1,567 72,365 123,050 72,365 195,415

March 3,027 15,509 112,617 230,727 113,188 343,915

April 3,512 42,103 90,653 253,900 91,279 345,179

May 1,001 29,102 75,154 132,210 75,154 207,364 .

June 49 30,422 67,891 145,556 67,891 213,447

July 205 31,013 79,682 172,170 79,682 251,852

August 361 45,856 68,035 185,697 68,035 253,732

September 878 41,024 51,009 155,822 51,009 206,831

October 671 109,070 58,371 232,676 58,371 291,047

November 1,743 84,904 42,336 172,622 42,380 215,002

December 1,721 8,985 85,900 224,697 85,900 310,597


440,564 910,650


~ _____


Total 13,602


2,062,180


915,387 2,977,567





Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Indian River
County, 1971-1976--Continued


King Black Spotted
Year Month Bluefish Grouper mackerel Menhaden mullet Pompano sea trout

-------------------------------------Pounds --------------------------------

1972 January 4,365 432 228,024 220,100 14,031 1,663 4,981

February 11,951 140 30,207 62,220 11,641 5,937 3,599

March 22,906 411 91,188 87,332 12,502 5,123 3,915

April 6,544 128 103,647 43,706 8,364 996 2,833

May 2,295 1,062 3,017 98,800 9,952 1,473 11,150

June 1,746 1,281 0 61,261 5,082 1,246 17,228

July 1,916 7,943 3,172 69,084 16,599 3,677 19,671

August 764 2,300 24,586 60,750 22,225 1,969 18,552

September 1,146 2,300 24,985 33,891 25,140 1,188 8,614

October 1,917 3,420 3,648 46,461 21,661 880 4,546

November 1,573 2,953 19,320 36,255 24,419 877 6,374

December 2,698 1,169 112,242 30,867 18,655 3,774 6,716


190,271 28,803 108,179


Total 59,821


23,539 644,036 850,727






Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Indian River
County, 1971-1976--Continued


Spanish Total
Year Month mackerel Spot Blue crab Total fish shellfish Total

--------------------------------Pounds------------------------------------

1972 January 1,578 3,708 56,534 487,424 56,534 543,958

February 144 8,419 37,399 142,069 37,399 179,468

March 396 6,759 69,630 237,873 69,630 307,503

April 847 16,780 81,094 188,491 81,094 269,585

May 424 64,699 0 199,738 0 199,738

June 0 63,316 62,874 156,345 62,874 219,219

July 242 38,673 53,831 171,420 53,831 225,251

August 458 53,699 12,324 195,068 12,324 207,392

September 354 86,879 8,465 197,617 8,465 206,082

October 660 123,716 25,028 217,726 25,028 242,754

November 4,142 141,254 36,363 249,826 36,941 286,767

December 8,240 1,936 30,606 201,227 31,726 232,953


609,838 474,148 2,644,824


475,846 3,120,670


Total 17,485





Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Indian River County,
1971-1976--Continued


King Black Spotted
Year Month Bluefish Grouper mackerel Menhaden mullet Pompano sea trout


--------------------------------------Pounds----------------------------------------

1973 January 12,192 649 170,006 38,584 28,667 8,935 5,943

February 6,385 324 210,494 39,480 16,550 5,901 2,045

March 20,270 665 50,532 56,167 16,485 7,137 1,432

April 5,242 1,822 45,261 39,963 11,890 2,877 2,394

May 4,107 3,344 778 7,510 14,086 68 2,448

June 3,369 2,089 1,886 68,781 11,760 2,405 7,819

July 1,277 2,349 23,070 98,738 17,522 2,544 8,423

August 1,008 224 53,065 85,788 30,324 2,922 5,601

September 7,426 694 26,622 62,002 31,290 896 3,348

October 2,616 215 3,469 50,970 21,092 1,038 5,340

November 5,088 1,966 25,814 52,954 28,385 1,071 7,749

December 13,296 1,454 117,169 34,097 27,255 7,371 8,093


15,795 728,166 635,034 255,306


Total 82,276


43,165 60,635






Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Indian River County,
1971-1978--Continued


Spanish Total
Year Month mackerel Spot Blue crab Total fish shellfish Total


---------------------------------P-Pounds------ ---------------------------------


1973 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


550

208

854

14,916

4,379

1,179

3,122

833

650

5,450

57,766

17,140

107,047


2,916

7,073

9,087

18,334

32,006

40,603

18,864

12,642

21,291

84,453

47,274

5,228

299,771


14,022

19,795

36,635

49,240

55,463

0

41,574

41,505

6,736

21,957

24,211

26,908

338,046


278,388

294,694

172,990

152,224

74,674

151,600

182,750

205,013

167,382

180,372

235,860

240,129

2,336,076


15,685

21,078

38,250

49,847

55,578

60

41,574

41,505

6,736

21,957

24,746

28,100

345,116


294,073

315,772

211,240

202,071

130,252

151,660

224,324

246,518

174,118

202,329

260,606

268,229

2,681,192





Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Indian River County,
1971-1976--Continued


King Black Spotted
Year Month Bluefish Grouper mackerel Menhaden mullet Pompano sea trout

-----------------------------------Pounds------------------ -------------------

1974 January 17,482 2,374 513,069 44,059 36,909 8,686 2,541

February 10,040 3,044 362,677 51,485 22,102 839 2,425

March 46,146 8,968 228,786 106,826 54,508 3,238 5,488

April 11,064 7,064 12,365 36,529 23,093 434 3,031

May 7,345 2,596 13,416 29,834 19,482 4,356 8,402

June 1,930 2,389 10,190 40,882 24,216 3,188 9,532

July 2,031 1,533 23,015 111,380 23,690 2,243 12,149

August 1,989 1,841 29,631 58,400 20,751 1,587 6,133

September 2,659 493 27,061 68,488 28,968 3,238 6,176

October 1,848 500 621 17,945 34,626 629 3,250

November 2,446 1,934 26,815 46,012 31,311 690 2,993

December 22,278 1,142 222,776 48,142 44,051 12,650 6,521


33,878 1,470,422 659,982 363,707


Total 127,258


41,778 68,641






Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Indian River County,
1971-1976--Continued


Spanish Total
Year Month mackerel Spot Blue crab Total fish shellfish Total


----------------------------------Pounds----------------------------------------


1974 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


11,399

0

32,618

21,060

26,150

438

292

6,610

7,921

1,836

7,859

6,512

122,695


5,564

12,375

35,702

32,190

29,293

36,719

57,305

42,552

45,087

167,274

116,945

6,443

587,449


30,522

80,415

0

62,966

49,367

32,418

34,457

52,736

55,781

58,121

39,998

39,327

536,108


652,236

476,716

559,838

153,595

149,436

140,767

239,983

176,668

202,737

237,968

247,977

389,177

3,627,098


32,159

81,654

2,250

63,578

49,481

32,418

35,457

52,736

55,781

58,121

40,768

40,162

544,565


684,395

558,370

562,088

217,173

198,917

173,185

275,440

229,404

258,518

296,089

288,745

429,339

4,171,663


I~





Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Indian River
County, 1971-1976--Continued


King Black Spotted
Year Month Bluefish Grouper mackerel Menhaden mullet Pompano sea trout


-------Pounds--------- --------------------------


1975 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


39,741

27,275

10,730

10,346

3,505

1,950

1,522

1,920

801

7,123

3,398

3,544


2,578

1,352

66

2,771

4,985

1,539

978

1,868

3,141

1,662

1,232

1,484


77,424

99,390

23,079

26,784

38,405

18,907

62,319

80,308

45,326

3,516

11,440

77,068


51,855 23,006

34,999 25,169

66,702 15,361

70,982 19,034

139,507 13,132

100,523 22,731

59,705 26,235

76,316 32,862

125,598 34,956

74,177 22,001

42,310 32,294
58,823 35,359


23,656 563,966 901,497 302,140


4,613

1,333

2,186

3,672

3,232

154

2,461

1,732

1,943

3,400

1,339
894


2,051

1,071

2,524

2,680

7,607

7,268

10,113

15,142

4,904

3,805

3,302
1,852


Total 111,855


26,959 62,319






Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Indian River
County, 1971-1976--Continued


Spanish Blue Total
Year Month mackerel Spot crab Total fish shellfish Total


1975 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


------------------------------Pounds---- ---------------------------

9,815 4,010 58,402 240,408 59,607 300,015

31,553 8,597 0 238,872 452 239,324

8,297 17,368 0 156,141 0 156,141

3,583 17,949 0 176,075 0 176,075

733 11,345 0 237,225 0 237,225

6 5,861 74,454 166,538 74,454 240,992

306 5,890 0 182,459 0 182,459

3,004 11,422 0 242,717 404 243,121

1,647 27,989 0 265,784 710 266,494

4,287 117,206 0 249,053 0 249,053

2,609 58,807 0 174,710 0 174,710

23,169 4,263 0 216,969 0 216,969

89,009 290,707 132,856 2,546,951 135,627 2,682,578





Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Indian River
County, 1971-1976--Continued


King Black Spotted
Year Month Bluefish Grouper mackerel Menhaden mullet Pompano sea trout


-------------------------------Pounds---- ----------------------------


1976 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


6,836

26,589

13,884

7,039

1,560

1,031

1,319

2,054

4,004

5,264

5,050

6,374


2,423

3,821

1,681

4,858

4,767

5,591

3,514

1,649

3,811

1,249

1,335

1,648


164,405

52,075

82,977

53,806

15,317

10,831.

32,631

42,205

38,536

12,469

158,822

160,909


12,053 12,053

56,231 7,303

79,542 18,181

103,867 13,097

82,178 12,944

68,770 20,561

39,660 17,305

47,923 28,261

79,371 19,958

116,540 17,147

98,988 38,578

41,772 26,246


826,895 231,634 109,212 56,597


10,396

9,855

3,621

13,525

6,059

2,040

4,269

2,320

2,221

2,859

30,031

22,016


2,699

2,208

1,724

2,946

3,447

8,937

10,706

9,896

4,450

2,916

2,902

3,766


Total


81,004 36,347 824,983






Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Indian River
County, 1971-1976--Continued


Spanish Blue Total
Year Month mackerel Spot crab Total fish shellfish Total


------------------------------Pounds---- --------------------------------


1976 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


24,218

10,850

109,026

9,678

245

155

499

190

521

848

18,876

182

175,288


2,536

3,213

10,161

7,083

11,132

8,310

8,242

8,496

35,711

32,615

38,767

5,221

171,487


0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9,120

9,120


246,067

184,724

330,047

230,095

146,003

139,082

135,831

157,327

203,629

208,800

405,645

280,057

2,667,307


0

182

1,124

0

800

0

1,728

1,681

1,066

0

360

10,186

17,127


246,067

184,906

331,171

230,095

146,803

139,082

137,559

159,008

204,695

208,800

406,005

290,243

2,684,434


Source: Florida Landings, monthly issues.


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