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    Abstract
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    The Florida Agricultural Market Research Center
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Industry Report 79-2


COME NG

ACTIVITY A

NEEDS IN F

Charlotte, Collier, and Lee Counties


February, 1979




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ABSTRACT


Information on the commercial seafood industries of Charlotte,

Collier and Lee Counties was obtained from published reports and from a

mail survey of commercial fishermen and seafood dealers. Total seafood

landings in the three counties were valued at $6.8 million in 1971. By

1976, landings had increased in value to $14.9 million. About 650

people were engaged in commercial fishing and 25 firms were registered

as dealers. Registrations of commercial boats declined in the three

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
Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Development Foundation, Inc. and from
the State University System of Florida Sea Grant College.











COMMERCIAL FISHING ACTIVITY AND FACILITY NEEDS IN FLORIDA:

CHARLOTTE, COLLIER AND LEE 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









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


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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 ........................................ .......... iv

LIST OF APPENDIX TABLES ........................................ vi

LIST OF FIGURES.................................................. vii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS .............................................. viii

SUMMARY .................................................... .. ix

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

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

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

Boat Registrations ........................................ 7
Landings ................................................. 8
Charlotte County ...................................... 8
Collier County ........................................ 8
Lee County ............................................ 13

SURVEY RESULTS ...................................... .......... 17

Characteristics of Fishermen .............................. 19
Volumes Handled ....................................... 19
Distances Traveled .................................... 19
Landing Areas Used ................................... 23
Port Facilities: Use and Rating by Fishermen .............. 25
Charlotte County .................................. 26
Collier County ....................................... 26
Lee County .............. .................... ........ 31
Dealer Characteristics, Facilities Provided and Ratings .... 34
Charlotte County .................................... 34
Collier County ...................................... 36
Lee County .......................................... 36

CONCLUSIONS ...... ....... ................................ 37

APPENDIX ... ,.... ..... .. .. ..,........ .. ...................... 40

Questionnaires .................................. ... ....... 78
Mail Survey Procedures and Responses ...................... 82
Additional Information Sources ........................... 86

REFERENCES ................... ... ,....... .. ....... 87


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LIST OF TABLES


Table Page

1 Florida counties with fish and shellfish landings in excess
of $1 million, 1976, and rank in state, 1976................ 2

2 Population, Charlotte, Collier and Lee Counties, 1940, 1950,
1960, 1970, 1977, and projected 1980, 1990, 2000............ 5

3 Boats registered annually in Charlotte, Collier and Lee
Counties, 1963-1964 through 1977-78....................... 8

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

5 Volume and value of landings, Collier County, 1971-1976..... 10

6 Volume and value of landings, Lee County, 1971-1976.......... 14

7 Questionnaire disposition and responses, fisherman survey,
Charlotte, Collier and Lee Counties........................ 18

8 Questionnaire dispositions and responses, dealer survey,
Charlotte, Collier and Lee Counties........................ 20

9 Classification of commercial fishermen in Charlotte, Collier
and Lee Counties by volume of fish and shellfish sold in
1977 ....... .......... .... ................................. 21

10 Distance from home to port and from port to fishing grounds,
Charlotte County commercial fishermen...................... 22

11 Distance from home to port and from port to fishing grounds,
Collier County commercial fishermen........................ 22

12 Distance from home to port and from port to fishing grounds,
Lee County commercial fishermen........................... 23

13 Landing areas used by commercial fishermen in Charlotte,
Collier and Lee Counties, 1978............................. 24

14 Groups of facilities and services evaluated by port users
in the central and south Florida survey, 1978.............. 25

15 Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Charlotte County, 1978............. 27

16 Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Charlotte County, 1978 ........ .................... 28







LIST OF TABLES Continued


Table Page

17 Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Collier County, 1978............... 29

18 Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Collier County, 1978..................................... 30

19 Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Lee County, 1978................... 32

20 Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Lee County, 1978 ...................................... 33

21 Classification of seafood dealers in Charlotte, Collier and
Lee Counties by volume of fish and shellfish handled in
1977................ ....... ............................... 34

22 Port facilities and services in Charlotte, Collier and Lee
Counties: Facilities offered and those needing improvement,
according to one or more dealers, 1978..................... 35

23 Port facilities and services needing improvement, as rated
by 50 percent or more commercial fishermen and dealers
responding from Charlotte, Collier and Lee Counties, 1978... 38








LIST OF APPENDIX TABLES


Table Page

1 Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish for Charlotte,
Collier and Lee Counties from 1971-1976 .......................... 41

2 Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months,
Charlotte County, 1971-1976.................... .. .............. 42

3 Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months,
Collier County, 1971-1976 ................. ..................... 54

4 Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months,
Lee County, 1971-1976............................... ....... ........ 66

5 Questionnaires mailed and responses or disposition, commercial
fishermen, all counties and Charlotte, Collier, and Lee Counties.. 83

6 Questionnaires mailed and responses or disposition, dealer survey,
all counties and Charlotte, Collier and Lee Counties............. 84

7 Questionnaires sent, questionnaires returned, and estimated total
active commercial fishermen, 17 central and south Florida counties,
1978........................................ .................... 85







LIST OF FIGURES
Figure Page

1 Value of fish and shellfish landings by county in Florida,
1976..... ................................... ...................... 3

2 Central and south Florida coastal counties included in study...... 4

3 Volume and value of seafood landings, Charlotte County, 1971-1976. 11

4 Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish, Charlotte County,
1971-1976 ..................................................... 11

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

6 Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish, Collier County,
1971-1976 .. ..................................................... 15

7 Volume and value of seafood landings, Lee County, 1971-1976....... 15

8 Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish, Lee County,
1971-1976 .. ..................................................... 16










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.

Extension Agent Tom Ilurray was a valuable adviser throughout this

project. 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.


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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 three counties discussed here, Charlotte, Collier and Lee,
have experienced very rapid population growth since 1960 and further
increases are projected for the future.

The number of pleasure boats registered in these three counties has
increased from 5,980 in 1963-64 to 26,331 by 1976-77. Commercial boat
numbers declined from 2,341 to 2,206 during the same period.

Landings in the three counties declined from 1971 to 1976 in volume
but values are greater than in 1971. Total landings in all three counties
were valued at $14.9 million in 1976, with shellfish making up 70 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 650 commercial boat owners actively
fishing and 25 dealers operating in the three counties. About half of
all fishermen responding catch 5,000 pounds or less, with 20 percent of
Collier and Lee County fishermen landing 25,000 pounds or more. About
35 percent of Charlotte County fishermen handled over 25,000 pounds.

Most fishermen returning questionnaires from Charlotte County said
they landed at Placida, while the majority from Collier County landed at
Naples or Everglades City. About a third of Lee County fishermen used
Ft. Myers Beach, with a number of others landing at Bokeelia, St. James
City, Pine Island and Matlacha.

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 Lee County
fishermen use repair and supply services.

Dealers offer most facilities for handling the catch and provide
consumable supplies such as bait, ice and fuel. Charlotte and Collier
County dealers offer very few repair facilities, but gear, engine,
electronics and hull repair services are offered by Lee County dealers.








Fishermen feel docking needs improvement in most landing sites,
along with gear and electronics repair freezer and cold storage, and
waste disposal facilities. Dealers also would like improved docking and
said they would like improved fish, shrimp and lobster houses, ice
plants, and freezer and cold storage facilities.

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










COMMERCIAL FISHING ACTIVITY AND FACILITY NEEDS IN FLORIDA:
CHARLOTTE, COLLIER AND LEE 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 number of fishermen but port and landing

facilities are often limited. Even though the remaining counties have

substantial volumes of seafood and significant numbers of fishermen,

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.

Counties included are: Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Dade,

Hillsborough, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Monroe, Palm Beach,

Pasco, Pinellas, Saint Lucie, Sarasota, and Volusia (Figure 2). The

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









Table l.--Florida counties with fish and shellfish landings in excess of
$1 million, and rank in state, 1978.



Value of landings
County Fish Shellfish Total Rank in 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 Department of Natural Resources, Summary of Commer-
cial Marine Landings, 1976.


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= Over $2,000,000

S= $1,000,000 to $2,000,000

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

S-= Less than $500,000


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


































= Counties included in this
report.


= Counties included in other
reports in the series.


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




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research reported here was done as a continuation of a larger project

concerned with the feasibility of seafood industrial port development in

north Florida. Results of the more detailed study are reported in a

separate publication (See reference list).

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. Charlotte, Collier and Lee Counties have been one of the

fastest-growing regions in Florida and, indeed, in the entire United

States in recent years. Population in Charlotte and Collier Counties
more than doubled from 1960 to 1970, and grew almost as rapidly in Lee

County (Table 2).


Table 2.--Population, Charlotte, Collier and Lee Counties, 1940, 1950,
1960, 1970, 1977, and projected 1980, 1990, 2000.


Year Charlotte Collier Lee

1940 3,663 5,102 17,488

1950 4,286 6,488 23,404

1960 12,594 15,753 54,539







Table 2.--Continued


Year Charlotte Collier Lee


1970 27,559 38,040 105,216

1977 44,313 68,900 172,330

Projected

1980 51,100 83,800 200,800

1990 70,500 122,500 279,100

2000 81,600 141,800 323,100


Source: Bureau of Economic and Business Research.


By 1977, population in each county was more than three times the

1960 level. Moreover, the number of people in this three-county area

is projected to continue increasing to the year 2000.

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 each of the three

counties has declined over the past 15 years, while the number of pleasure

boats has more than quadrupled. Charlotte County pleasure boat regist-

rations increased from 1,145 in 1963-64 to 4,748 by 1976-77, while







commercial registrations dropped from 258 to 180 (Table 3). Commercial

boat numbers in Collier County were almost the same in 1976-77 as 15

years earlier, but pleasure boat registrations increased from 1,306 to

6,753. Lee County had the largest number of boats of the three

counties, with 1,345 commercial boats and 14,380 pleasure boats in

1976-77 (Table 3), The patterns of change were similar to those in the

other two counties.


Landings


Charlotte County

Fish make up most of the volume of seafood landings in Charlotte

County (Table 4). Total landings increased substantially from 1971 to

1972, but generally declined from 1972 through 1976. Values of total

landings increased steadily during the same period, however (Figure 3).

Average monthly landings in Charlotte County are highest in the

winter, with November, December and January the highest months. Landings

drop sharply in February, increase slightly, then drop to another low in

July (Figure 4 and Appendix Table 1). Major fish species landed in

Charlotte County are black mullet, spotted sea trout and red drum.

Blue crab and shrimp constituting virtually all of shellfish landings

(Appendix Table 2).

Collier County

Collier County landings are also mainly fish, though shellfish

frequently represent a greater proportion of value (Table 5). Total

landings declined from 1971 to 1973, jumped sharply in 1974, then dropped

to 1973 levels by 1976 (Figure 5).








Table 3.--Boats registered annually in Charlotte, Collier and Lee Counties, 1963-64 through 1977-78.


Boats registered
Charlotte Collier Lee
Year Commercial Pleasure Total Commercial Pleasure Total Commercial Pleasure Total


1963-64 258 1,145 1,403 686 1,306 1,992 1,397 3,529 4,926
1964-65 248 1,126 1,374 698 1,411 2,109 1,415 3,715 5,130
1965-66 282 1,248 1,530 791 1,670 2,461 1,703 4,106 4,809
1966-67 274 1,305 1,579 771 1,917 2,688 1,668 4,480 6,148
1967-68 222 1,324 1,546 615 2,226 2,841 1,387 4,053 6,440
1968-69 257 1,367 1,624 131 2,579 2,710 1,483 5,524 7,007
1969-70 261 1,496 1,757 766 3,178 3,944 1,476 6,182 7,658
1970-71 243 1,687 1,930 769 3,631 4,400 1,490 6,874 8,364
1971-72 198 1,952 2,150 648 3,951 4,599 1,295 7,706 9,001
1972-73 194 2,163 2,357 625 4,572 5,197 1,255 8,665 9,920
1973-74 139 2,355 2,494 557 4,784 5,341 1,121 9,304 10,425
1974-75 150 3,661b 3,811 624 6,227b 6,851 1,213 12,015b 13,228
1975-76 229 4,431 4,660 785 6,574 7,359 1,456 13,427 14,883
1976-77 180 4,748 4,928 681 6,753 7,434 1,345 14,830 16,175
1977-78 155 5,167 5,322 608 6,064 7,572 1,226 15,368 16,594


aJuly 1
bBefore
registered.


to June 30.


January 1, 1975, pleasure boats with engines of less than 10 horsepower were not required to be


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














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


Fish Shellfish Total
Year Volume Value Volume Value Volume Value


Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars

1971 2,525,981 310,667 808,073 157,048 3,334,054 467,715

1972 4,244,873 458,923 605,173 201,460 4,850,046 660,383

1973 3,667,500 524,800 528,740 218,151 4,196,240 742,951

1974 3,690,849 547,557 611,866 274,088 4,302,715 821,645

1975 2,939,408 525,913 455,636 261,709 3,395,044 787,622

1976 2,203,439 499,941 703,294 313,942 2,906,733 813,883


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


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


Fish Shellfish Total

Year Volume Value Volume Value Volume Value


Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars

1971 5,330,211 740,176 719,317 374,499 6,049,528 1,114,675

1972 3,223,668 562,668 922,755 565,928 4,146,423 1,128,596

1973 2,891,920 405,964 1,046,616 724,492 3,938,536 1,130,456

1974 7,600,731 1,533,542 1,281,861 982,731 8,882,592 2,516,273

1975 3,910,711 825,062 1,056,379 872,144 4,967,090 1,697,206

1976 2,639,047 665,917 817,434 731,659 3,456,481 1,397,576


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









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1971-1976.




















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$1,000

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1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976

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







Both fish and shellfish landings show a pronounced seasonal pattern,

with December-March making up most of the year's total (Figure 6 and

Appendix Table 1). As in Charlotte County, black mullet is the leading

fish species landed, but king and Spanish mackerel and grouper are major

species in Collier County. Stone crab is the most important shellfish,

with some landings of spiny lobster (Appendix Table 3). The large

increase in landings in 1974 was due to larger than average volumes of

black mullet, king and Spanish mackerel and stone crab.

Lee County


Landings in Lee County are the largest of the three counties and also
the most stable over the 1971-76 period (Table 6). Volume increased

slightly to 1974 then dropped to the 1971 level by 1976, while value of

landings increased throughout (Figure 7).

As with landings in Charlotte and Collier Counties, Lee County volume

is highest in the winter, with December the peak month for both fish and

shellfish. There is somewhat less summer decline than in the other two
counties, however (Figure 8 and Appendix Table 1).

Black mullet is by far the leading fish species in Lee County

landings volume, with spotted sea trout and grouper next in importance.
Pompano and king and Spanish mackerel are also important species. Shrimp,

stone crab and blue crab make up shellfish landings in Lee County

(Appendix Table 4).















Table 6.--Volume and value of landings, Lee County, 1971-1976.


Fish Shellfish Total

Year Volume Value Volume Value Volume Value


Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars

1971 10,065,603 1,931,728 5,240,616 3,249,382 15,306,219 5,181,110

1972 11,696,862 2,452,932 5,162,315 4,343,213 16,859,177 6,796,145

1973 12,233,031 2,629,934 5,692,469 5,687,475 17,925,500 8,317,409

1974 13,052,575 3,372,722 6,027,135 5,603,121 19,079,710 8,975,843

1975 11,859,726 3,255,965 5,271,510 6,236,398 17,131,236 9,492,363

1976 10,260,332 3,434,445 5,347,905 9,283,720 15,608,237 12,718,165


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







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SURVEY RESULTS

The mail survey conducted during the fall of 1978 provided con-

siderable insight into fishing industry problems in Charlotte, Collier

and Lee 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 used are included in the Appendix.

A total of 1,059 questionnaires were sent to commercial boat owners

in all three counties, and 468 or 44 percent were returned (Appendix

Table 5). The largest number of questionnaires, 677, went to Lee County,

followed by Collier County and Charlotte County (Table 7). The largest

largest number and percentage of returns were also from Lee County, with

323 or 50 percent.

Of the individuals responding, 71 percent in Charlotte County and

60 percent in both Collier County and Lee County still owned one or more

boats and were actively fishing (Table 7). 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 fisher-

men in each county. Based on these returns, it was estimated that there

are 67, 176, and 406 commercial fishermen in Charlotte, Collier, and Lee

Counties, respectively (Table 7).

Nine of the 14 dealers responded from Lee County, which had the

largest number of dealers, with four of the six dealers responding from








Table 7.--Questionnaire disposition and responses, fisherman survey,
Charlotte, Collier and Lee Counties.



Disposition or County
response Charlotte Collier Lee


Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent


Total mailed


Returned unable
to deliver

Individuals receiving
questionnaires

Individuals receiving
questionnaires

Questionnaires not
returned


Questionnaires
returned

Questionnaires
returned


5 15


95 273


273


54 169


46 104


100


No longer own boat

No longer in business

Still in business

Estimated active
commercial fishermen


12 11 11

17 30 29

71 63 60


50 15

80 25


406


a
Not fishing commercially but had commercial boat registration in 1977.


bEstimate is based on the proportion of the respondents still in
business of the total 1977-1978 commercial boat registrations. The number
shown in each county includes only boat owners and not crew members.


100


677


38


639


639


316







Charlotte and three of nine from Collier Counties (Table 8). The three

counties together had 29 dealers, 15 percent of the 190 dealers in the

17 coastal counties (Appendix Table 6). Of the 12 dealers returning

questionnaires, four were no longer in business (Table 8).


Characteristics of Fishermen


Volumes Handled


About half of the fishermen responding to the survey from each county

reported catching relatively small amounts of fish. In Charlotte and Collier

Counties, just under 50 percent of the fishermen catch 5,000 pounds or less

of fish, with 57 percent of respondents in Lee County landing in that volume

category (Table 9). About 35 percent of Charlotte County fishermen and

just over 20 percent of the fishermen in the other two counties are on

the other end of the volume range, catching over 25,000 pounds of fish

annually.

A higher percentage of fishermen selling shellfish in Collier and

Lee Counties handled over 25,000 pounds per year than did those handling

fish, but 25 percent of Charlotte County fishermen handled over 25,000 pounds

of shellfish (Table 9).


Distances Traveled


Most Charlotte County fishermen live relatively close to the port or

harbor where their boats are docked and, on the average, do not go far

offshore. Sixty percent of fishermen in Charlotte County live within three

miles of the port they use, and 79 percent fish within 25 miles of shore

(Table 10). Collier and Lee County fishermen live slightly farther away

from their ports, where 46 and 48 percent, respectively, are within three








Table 8 r-Questionnaire dispositions and responses, dealer survey, Charlotte,
Collier, and Lee Counties.



Disposition or County
response Charlotte Collier Lee

Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent

Total mailed 6 100 9 100 14 100

Returned unable
to deliver 0 0 0 0 0 0

Individuals receiving
questionnaires 6 100 9 100 14 100

Individuals receiving
questionnaires 6 100 9 100 14 100

Questionnaires not
returned 2 33 6 67 9 64

Questionnaires
returned 4 67 3 33 5 36

Questionnaires
returned 4 100 3 100 5 100
No longer in business 2 50 0 0 2 40

Still in business 2 50 3 100 3 60

























Table 9.--Classification of commercial fishermen in Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties by volume of fish and shellfish sold in 1977.


Fishermen selling

Fish Shellfish
Charlotte Collier Lee Charlotte Collier Lee

Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Under 5,000 11 48 24 47 77 57 5 62 5 31 10 21

5,000-10,000 3 13 10 20 18 13 0 0 3 19 5 11

10,000-25,000 1 4 6 12 12 9 1 12 1 6 7 15

Over 25,000 8 35 11 22 28 21 2 25 7 44 25 53

Total 23 100 51 100 135 100 8 100 16 100 47 100








Table lO.--Distance from home to port and from port to fishing grounds,
Charlotte County commercial fishermen.


Port to fishing grounds


Miles


Number Percent

1 or less 13 52 10 or less

2-3 2 8 11-25

4-6 4 16 26-50

7-10 3 12 51-75

Over 10 3 12 Over 75

Total 25 100a


a
Percentage may not sum to 100 due to rounding.


H(
Mi les


Tablell .--Distance from home to port and from port to fishing grounds,
Collier County commercial fishermen.



Home to port Port to fishing grounds


Fishermen


Miles Fishermen


Number Percent Number

1 or less 17 28 10 or less 27

2-3 11 18 11-25 19

4-6 13 21 26-50 11

7-10 8 13 51-75 2

Over 10 12 20 Over 75 0

Total 61 100a 59


a
Percentage may not sum to 100 due to rounding.


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46

32

19

3

0

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Fishermen


Number Percent

14 58

5 21

3 13

0 0

2 8

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me to Port


Fishermen


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Table 12--Distance from home to port and from port to fishing grounds,
Lee County commercial fishermen.



Home to port Port to fishing grounds
Miles Fishermen Miles Fishermen


Number Percent Number Percent

1 or less 56 34 10 or less 93 56

2-3 24 14 11-25 27 16

4-6 17 10 26-50 7 4

7-10 18 11 51-75 7 4

Over 10 52 31 Over 75 32 19

Total 167 100a 166 100a


a
Percentage may not sum to 100 due to rounding.


miles (Tables 11 and 12). About the same proportion as in Charlotte

County fish within 25 miles of shore, however, with 78 percent from Collier

and 72 percent from Lee County reporting that the usual range of fishing.


Landing dreas Used


Fishermen completing questionnaires indicated their usual landing

areas. Most of the Charlotte County fishermen used Placida (Table 13),

while most Collier Couty fishermen landed in either Naples or Everglades

City. Fishermen from Lee County reported the largest number of landing

places, but about one-third used Fort Myers Beach, with sizeable numbers

landing in Bokeelia, St. James City, Pine Island and Matlacha (Table

13),




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Table 13.--Landing areas used by commercial fishermen in Charlotte,
Collier and Lee Counties, 1978.



Landing areas Fishermen Landing place Fishermen


Charlotte


Lee


Placida

Punta Gorda

Boca Grande

Total


Collier


Naples

Everglades City

Chokoloskee

Goodland

Bonita Springs

Ft. Myers Beach

Key West

Marathon

Tarpon Springs

Total


Ft. Myers Beach

Bokeelia

St. James City

Pine Island

Matlacha

Ft. Myers

Boca Grande

Piney Point

Estero Island

Punta Rassa

Everglades City

Nlapl es

Key West

Marco Island

Port Comfort

Port Salerno

St. Lucie

Total


48

25

23

17

13

8

5

2

1

1

4

2

1

1

1

1

1

155


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25

Port Facilities: Use and Rating by Fishermen


Inadequate, deteriorated or unsuited port facilities can seriously

hamper commercial fishing in a region and retard or prevent growth in

the commercial seafood industry. An important step in identifying

fishing port needs in the five 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 shown in Table 14.

The mail survey asked fishermen to indicate those facilities and services

used in their port and to rate them as satisfactory or needing improvement.

Dealers were asked which facilities and services they provided and to

indicate those needing addition or improvement. Both commercial fisher-

men and seafood dealers were given the opportunity to add comments.

Table 14.--Groups of facilities and services evaluated by port users in
the central and south Florida survey, 1978.



Handling and processing Docking and repair

Shrimp unloading house Docking facilities
Crab unloading house Gear storage
Lobster unloading house Gear repair
Fish house Gear supply
Processing unused fish Electronic service
Freezer and cold storage Engine repair
Marine railway
Supplies
Retail
Bait sales
Ice plant Restaurant
Fuel sales Retail seafood market
Groceries Fishermen's meeting room
Waste removal
Solid waste
Liquid waste







Charlotte County


The largest number of respondents in Charlotte County used fish

houses, with ice and fuel services being used heavily, as well (Table

15). Docking, marine railway, crab houses, gear supply and diesel

repair were used by significant percentages of fishermen. Only facilities

for processing unused fish and ice plants would be used by more than 20

percent of the fishermen responding, if those facilities were improved

(Table 15).

Docking was the only item needing improvement noted by a significant

share of fishermen. Nine rated docking facilities, with five or 56

percent saying improvement was needed (Table 16).


Collier Co unty


Facilities and services most used in Collier County were fish

houses, fuel and ice sales, and docking (Table 17). From 10 to 19

percent of fishermen responding would use gear storage, supply and

repair facilities, and electronics and diesel repair services if added

or improved (Table 17).

Docking was the item used by large numbers of Collier County fisher-

men that they rated most in need of improvement (Table 18). From one-

third to one-half of the fishermen who rated equipment supply and repair

said improvement was needed.

A number of Collier County fishermen made additional coimme;nts in

space provided on the questionnaires. Some of the items noted most

often were needs for more dock space and for channel improvement. These

were related to other concerns over waterfront development, river and

estuary pollution, and large numbers of sports fishermen. Commercial




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Table 15.--Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Charlotte County, 1978.



Fishermen
Facility Currently use Would use


Number Percent Number Percen

Shrimp house 4 14 3 10
Crab house 7 24 2 7
Lobster house 0 0 0 0
Fish house 21 73 0 0
Processing unused fish 0 0 6 21
Freezer, cold storage 2 7 3 10

Bait supply 4 14 0 0
Ice plant 12 41 6 21
Fuel sales 14 48 2 7
Groceries 3 10 2 7

Docking 9 31 2 7
Gear storage 1 4 1 4
Gear supply 7 24 1 4
Gear repair 0 0 0 0
Electronics repair 0 0 1 4
Diesel repair 6 21 2 7
Marine railway 9 31 2 7

Restaurant 0 0 2 7
Retail seafood market 2 7 2 7
Fisherman's meeting room 1 4 3 10

Solid waste 3 10 0 0
Liquid waste 2 7 1 4


Total responses


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Table 16.--Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Charlotte County, 1978.


Fishermen
Rating Saying needs
Facility facility improvement


Number Number Percent

Shrimp house 4 1 25
Crab house 6 1 17
Lobster house -- --
Fish house 20 5 25
Processing unused fish -- --
Freezer, cold storage 2 0 0

Bait supply 3 2 67
Ice plant 11 2 18
Fuel sales 12 2 17
Groceries 3 2 67

Docking 9 5 56
Gear storage 0 0 0
Gear supply 7 1 14
Gear repair -- --
Electronics repair -- --
Diesel repair 5 2 40
Marine railway 7 2 29

Restaurant -- --
Retail seafood market 2 0 0
Fishermen's meeting room 1 0 0

Solid waste 3 2 67
Liquid waste 2 1 50


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Table 17.--Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Collier County, 1978.



Fishermen
Facility Currently use Would use


Number Percent Number Percent

Shrimp house 1 2 0 0
Crab house 15 24 1 2
Lobster house 3 5 1 2
Fish house 54 86 0 0
Processing unused fish 1 2 4 6
Freezer, cold storage 11 18 2 3

Bait supply 15 24 2 3
Ice plant 31 49 2 3
Fuel sales 36 57 0 0
Groceries 9 14 3 5

Docking 32 51 4 6
Gear storage 10 16 6 10
Gear supply 13 21 12 19
Gear repair 9 14 6 10
Electronics repair 11 18 8 13
Diesel repair 17 27 7 11
Marine Railway 14 22 4 6

Restaurant 7 11 3 5
Retail seafood market 4 6 3 5
Fisherman's meeting room 6 10 5 8

Solid waste 4 6 2 3
Liquid waste 3 5 1 2


Total responses


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Table l1.--Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Collier County, 1978.


Rating
facility


Fi shermen
-- Saying needs
improvement


Number


Slriiimp 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


Number

0
6
0
12
0
1


3 0


Facility


Percent

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fishermen also stressed the need for more regulation and more enforcement

of measures aimed at conserving fishery resources.


Lee County

Fish houses, ice and fuel sales and docking were most used by Lee

County fishermen, while significant numbers used supply and repair

services (Table 19). From 11 to 17 percent of those currently using

each of the facilities said they would use fish processing, freezer and

cold storage, gear storage and a meeting room, if these were added or

improved.

Docking was in need of improvement, according to 44 percent of the

Lee County fishermen who rated those facilities (Table 20). Marine

railway facilities are particularly needed, along with gear and diesel

repair and gear storage. Added ice, freezer and cold storage capacity

would be useful, according to fishermen.

A large number of respondents from Lee County -- 37 percent of the

193 active fishermen -- made comments on the questionnaires. Many of

these were similar to those from Collier County: development and population

pressures resulting in loss of dock space and location for fish houses,

pollution and excessive pressure on fishery resources; the need for greater

conservation measures affecting seasons, size and habitat.

Two other areas were noted by many Lee County fishermen. One of

these was to require licenses for all salt-water fishing with considerably

higher fees for out-of-state residents, and requiring commercial fishermen

to participate regularly in professional improvement programs. The

other area expressed by many respondents was the need for improved

marketing and distribution of mullet.










Table 19 .--Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Lee County, 1978.



Fi shermlen
Facility Cuirrently use Would use


Number Percent lumber Perce

Chr imp house 41 21 4 2
Crab house 14 7 10 5
Lobster house 2 1 1 1
Fish house 143 74 2 1
Processing unused fish 5 3 32 17
Freezer, cold storage 24 12 23 12

Bait supply 40 21 9 5
Ice plant 97 50 12 6
Fuel sales 110 57 7 4
Groceries 51 26 6 3

Docking 99 51 9 5
Gear storage 15 8 21 11
Gear supply 52 27 11 6
Gear repair 34 18 14 7
Electronics repair 45 23 9 5
Diesel repair 71 37 14 7
Marine railway 52 27 10 5

Restaurant 27 14 6 3
Retail seafood market 23 12 3 2
Fisherman's meeting room 21 11 22 11

Solid waste 10 5 10 5
Liquid waste 8 4 13 7


Total responses


193







Table 20.--Ratings of seafood port
in Lee County, 1978.


facilities by commercial fishermen


Fishermen
Rating Saying needs
Facility facility improvement


Number Number Percent
Shrimp house 40 11 28
Crab house 14 5 36
Lobster house 2 1 50
Fish house 125 36 28
Processing unused fish 4 2 50
Freezer, cold storage 21 10 50

Bait supply 37 9 6
Ice plant 88 31 35
Fuel sales 101 21 21
Groceries 42 5 12

Docking 92 40 44
Gear storage 12 10 83
Gear supply 48 15 30
Gear repair 30 11 38
Electronics repair 42 7 17
Diesel repair 64 21 33
Marine railway 49 27 55

Restaurant 22 2 9
Retail seafood market 19 5 26
Fishermen's meeting room 17 4 24

Solid waste 10 2 20
Liquid waste 8 3 38








Dealer Characteristics, Facilities Provided and Ratings


As noted earlier, eight dealers who are still in business in the

three-county region returned questionnaires (Table 8). Six of those

dealers handled fish and all eight handled shellfish. Five of the six

fish dealers reported volumes of over 300,000 pounds for 1977, while six

of the shellfish dealers had volumes of 100,000 pounds or more (Table

21).


Table 21.--Classification of seafood dealers in Charlotte, Collier and
Lee Counties by volume of fish and shellfish handled in 1977.


Dealers
Pounds handled FishD- Shellfish


----------- Number -------------------

Under 50,000 1 0

50,000-100,000 0 2

100,000-300,000 0 4

Over 300,000 5 2

Total 6 8


Dealers' responses concerning facilities and services are summarized

in Table 22 indicating where one or more dealers in each county offer

each of the items, and where one or more dealers felt facilities needed

improvement.


Charlotte County


Charlotte County dealers completing the questionnaire handled

shrimp, crab and fish, provided freezer and cold storage facilities and








Table 22.--Port facilities and services in Charlotte, Collier and Lee
Counties: Facilities offered and those needing improvement,
according to one or more dealers, 1978.



Charlotte Collier Lee
Need Need Need
Facility Offer improving Offer improving Offer improving



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

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

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

Restaurant X
Retail seafood market X X X X

Solid waste X X
Liquid waste X X








sold bait, ice and fuel. They also provided docking and qear supply,

and operated a retail seafood market (Table 22). One or more of the

dealers noted improvements were needed in shrimp and fish houses, pro-

cessing for bycatch, docking and the retail market.


Collier County


Dealers responding from Collier County did not handle shrimp but

did handle lobster, and provided the same facilities and services as in

Charlotte County, except for gear supply. In addition, Collier County

dealers offered gear storage, marine railway, a restaurant and liquid

waste disposal (Table 22). Freezer and cold storage and ice plants were

the only items noted as needing improvement by the Collier County dealers.


Lee Count9


Lee County dealers handled shrimp and fish, had freezer and cold

storage, and sold fuel but not bait or ice. Docking and all repair and

supply services were offered by one or more dealers in Lee County, in

contrast to those in the other two counties (Table 22). Solid waste

disposal was also available.

Improvements were felt to be needed by the dealers in freezer and

cold storage facilities, ice supply, docking and marine railway (Table

22). There are more dealers operating in Lee County than in the other two

counties discussed here, and they handle more seafood from more fishermen

than in Charlotte or Collier Counties.







CONCLUSIONS


Commercial fishing is an important industry in the three-county

area of Florida's lower west coast covered in this report. Total

landings in Lee County were valued at over $12.7 million in 1976,

placing that county second in Florida, while Collier County ranked 15th

with $1.4 million in landings. Charlotte County, with smaller numbers

of fishermen, still had over $813,000 in landings in 1976. Landings

volumes in 1976 were about 1971 levels but values increased considerably

during the 1971-76 period as average prices for fish and shellfish rose.

About 650 commercial fishermen operate one or more boats from the

three counties, with Lee County having over 400 fishermen. About 25

dealers operate in the area, 12 in Lee County, nine in Collier County

and four in Charlotte County. The number of commercial boats registered

in the three 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 west coast area. Total population in the three-county

region more than tripled from 1960 to 1976, and population projected

for 2000 is more than double the 1976 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 three counties. However, docking space is restricted,

particularly in Charlotte and Lee Counties, according to users (Table 23).







Table 23.--Port facilities and services needing improvement, as rated by
50 percent or more commercial fishermen and dealers responding
from Charlotte, Collier, and Lee Counties, 1978.a



Charlotte Collier Lee
Facility Fishermen Deaers Fishmen Fisherm Fis en Deale


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

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

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

Restaurant
Retail seafood market
Fishermen's meeting room

Solid waste X
Liquid waste X


a
See tables 15 and 20 for numbers of fishermen using and rating each item
in each county.






Processing for underutilized fish is needed in Charlotte and Lee

County, and both fishermen and dealers agree that freezer and cold

storage facilities are needed in Lee County. Dealers in Lee County feel

ice supply needs improving, and both fishermen and dealers there feel

marine railway facilities could be improved (Table 23). The only repair

services noted as needing improvmenet were gear and electronics repair

in Collier County.

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 assist-

ance, Sources for marine economics information and publications are

listed in.the Appendix.
































APPENDIX















Appendix Table l.--Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish for Charlotte, Collier and Lee Counties from 1971-1976.



Charlotte Collier p__ Three county total
Month Fish Shellfish Total Fish Shellfish Total Fish Shellfish Total Fish Shellfish Total

--------------- ---------------------------- -- 1,O00 pounds -------------------------------------- --

January 511 156 667 889 152 1,041 1,044 692 1,736 2,444 1,000 3,444

February 131 105 236 458 140 598 721 721 1,442 1,310 966 2,276
March 221 127 348 820 145 965 809 603 1,412 1,850 875 2,725
April 179 126 305 167 97 264 714 638 1,352 1,060 861 1,921

May 204 111 315 86 30 116 819 542 1,361 1,109 683 1,792

Jume 145 99 244 97 1 98 714 342 1,056 956 442 1,398

July 129 104 233 119 1 120 760 155 915 1,008 260 1,268
August 204 95 300 156 14 170 919 114 1,033 1,279 224 1,503

September 240 99 339 177 12 189 947 94 1,041 1,364 205 1,569
October 273 88 361 169 66 235 929 218 1,147 1,371 372 1,743

November 390 115 505 259 132 391 1,184 555 1,739 1,833 802 2,635
December 395 125 520 781 146 927 1,581 651 2,232 2,757 922 3,679


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








Appendix Table 2.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Charlotte County,
1971-1976.


Black Sand Spotted
Year Month Red drum Grouper mullet Pompano perch sea trout Sheepshead

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

1971 January 10,759 14,786 116,915 15 2,945 12,978 4,573

February 9,392 6,119 49,162 1,009 746 10,048 5,309

March 6,523 13,855 100,641 440 8,557 7,987 3,554

April 6,352 8,149 78,232 7,650 25,290 9,727 1,160

May 2,177 10,308 141,949 2,521 27,336 7,593 1,024

June 5,320 19,985 109,120 1,719 7,008 8,053 2,446

July 8,717 16,613 100,657 1,817 4,022 4,487 2,288

August 8,637 13,036 108,993 673 .1,935 9,752 4,031

September 21,864 4,778 212,956 2,771 1,715 8,448 2,254

October 11,869 10,753 114,853 4,997 2,548 22,467 2,044

November 3,593 1,747 266,908 4,770 1,264 7,362 1,752

December 1,198 8,161 316,400 2,971 1,369 5,397 4,080


96,401 128,290 1,716,786 26,353 84,735 114,299


34,515


Total







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


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


1971 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


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

3,050 79,824 4,301 173,446 84,125 257,571

31 51,212 8,200 90,083 59,412 149,495

35,090 86,581 7,435 192,387 94,016 286,403

41,415 95,207 7,086 198,489 102,293 300,782

1,507 50,255 6,384 209,800 56,639 266,439

166 39,573 13,844 173,078 53,417 226,495

45 29,520 5,742 154,542 35,262 189,804

445 30,109 0 160,971 30,109 191,080

36 32,604 0 268,008 32,604 300,612

375 52,318 2,476 185,277 54,794 240,071

37,560 59,084 32,093 336,506 91,177 427,683

31,437 58,137 48,275 383,394 106,412 489,806

151,157 664,424 135,836 2,525,981 800,260 3,326,241


- -









Appendix Table 2.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Charlotte County,
1971-1976--Continued.


Black Sand Spotted
Year Month Red drum Grouper mullet Pompano perch sea trout Sheepshead


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


1972 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

8Augu1 S t

September

October

November

December


11,850

8,604

6,727

2,545

3,448

5,270

0

8,418

19,559

10,230

4,151

4,126


2,481

1,043

6,940

7,082

4,086

10,839

8,460

11,608

9,432

5,083

1,428

549


1,483,929

138,690

108,513

93,775

252,396

123,341

0

173,710

227,574

206,085

373,224

255,928


706

937

6,176

8,393

3,939

1,508

0

1,733

2,300

5,751

2,163

5,890


592

3,442

1,777

15,076

11,839

9,675

0

5,043

5,265

1,427

1,453

438


14,102

11,929

11,183

7,692

9,148

5,682

229

7,534

17,032

10,601

9,887

17,084


69,031 3,437,165 39,496 56,027 122,103


6,076

5,471

3,013

1,539

831

1,708

0

1,409

1,690

1,816

1,890

5,191

30,634


Total 84,928







Appendix Table 2.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Charlotte County,
1971-1976--Continued.


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


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

1972 January 3,275 39,533 43,651 1,527,629 83,184 1,610,813

February 138 36,011 14,019 174,040 50,030 224,070

March 18,371 36,664 21,280 170,677 57,944 228,621

April 19,640 36,485 17,939 173,976 54,424 228,400

May 231 30,754 12,325 296,315 43,124 339,439

June 125 21,207 15,330 166,281 36,537 202,818

July 0 46,096 13,589 9,348 59,685 69,033

August 102 35,293 10,581 217,477 45,874 263,351

September 40 37,377 13,529 299,803 50,936 350,739

October 21,489 36,590 7,672 275,807 44,280 320,087

November 2,123 33,380 6,873 402,661 40,288 442,949

December 27,580 29,895 4,699 326,059 34,594 360,653

Total 93,114 419,285 181,487 4,040,073 600,900 4,640,973








Apnerdlix Table 2.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Charlotte County,
1971-1976--Continued.


Black Sand Spotted
Year Month Red drum Grouper mullet Pompano perch sea trout Sheepshead

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

1973 January 18,142 2,255 274,753 2,697 1,873 27,294 7,501

February 19,167 3,450 137,761 722 2,606 16,481 5,010

March 11,220 2,423 285,542 5,005 3,836 18,871 4,313

April 4,215 2,745 189,125 6,975 4,738 11,028 1,969

May 3,098 7,679 154,217 7,617 27,713 15,266 2,103

June 4,876 6,200 170,942 2,664 27,176 10,847 1,996

July 12,168 4,840 172,002 1,248 5,602 10,724 1,502

Auqust 15,901 3,798 252,779 752 4,288 16,684 1,510

September 18,882 351 276,472 445 2,583 16,413 1,965

October 6,860 393 275,181 327 3,467 12,161 2,437

November 3,344 1,258 434,071 441 1,534 9,381 3,325

December 13,608 30 274,812 19 659 24,167 7,593


35,422 2,897,657 28,912 86,075 189,317


41,224


Total 131,481







Appendix Table 2.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Charlotte County,
1971-1976--Continued.


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


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

1973 January 2,416 27,007 10,045 351,372 37,052 388,424

February 29 23,391 10,770 194,955 34,161 229,116

March 40,126 21,910 9,392 397,188 31,302 428,490

April 295 21,481 8,349. 244,368 30,026 274,394

May 696 31,201 11,544 236,298 43,445 279,743

June 65 34,081 16,629 243,359 50,710 294,069

July 40 38,764 11,077 224,539 49,841 274,380

August 65 42,927 5,688 307,996 48,653 356,649

September 1,463 43,608 1,382 331,029 45,001 376,030

October 10,715 27,517 10,088 322,390 48,899 371,289

November 8,253 34,150 19,661 484,646 61,678 546,324

December 296 26,097 6,147 329,360 47,972 377,332

Total 64,459 372,134 120,772 3,667,500 528,740 4,196,240









Appendix Table 2.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Charlotte County,
1971-1976--Continued.

Black Sand Spotted
Year Month Red drum Grouper mullet Pompano perch sea trout Sheepshead

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

1974 January 10,904 2,454 396,886 927 57 31,820 8,717

February 6,754 572 114,580 1,447 946 8,980 4,434

March 42,218 5,804 299,394 4,176 1,076 35,488 17,732

April 2,198 685 102,175 5,369 10,595 6,719 4,690

May 6,307 221 110,544 3,413 10,808 5,198 4,212

June 1,178 711 86,462 1,950 10,022 6,131 4,176

July 64 1,902 115,178 2,105 4,646 310 2,928

August 11,863 141 138,018 1,530 3,847 7,159 5,216

September 10,356 756 150,332 4,913 3,204 3,344 3,708

October 8,841 278 421,660 5,774 7,029 19,069 7,083

November 4,271 532 432,748 14,828 5,798 19,995 3,902

December 4,351 176 4;3,387 187 863 9,307 5,750


14,232 2,851,364 46,619 58,891


153,520 72,548


Total 109,305







Appendix Table 2.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Charlotte County,
1971-1976--Continued.


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


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

1974 January 325 41,674 19,570 473,000 65,974 538,974

February 2,487 13,479 24,240 144,369 59,250 203,619

March 41,866 32,734 25,925 476,844 79,055 555,899

April 2,546 27,242 31,030 152,534 63,370 215,904

May 553 17,042 14,946 156,098 34,978 191,076

June 25 13,537 18,866 115,537 32,403 147,940

July 18 32,328 16,501 145,755 48,836 194,591

August 21 41,084 4,749 173,400 45,833 219,233

September 631 29,805 10,126 194,333 39,967 234,300

October 15,774 20,774 7,003 548,335 33,680 582,015

November 37,734 26,789 21,877 599,411 55,406 654,817

December 559 31,773 15,729 511,233 53,114 564,347

Total 102,539 328,261 210,562 3,690,849 611,866 4,302,715









Appendix Table 2.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Charlotte County,
1971-1976--Continued .


Black Sand Spotted
Year Month Red drum Grouper mullet Pompano perch sea trout Sheepshead

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

1975 January 8,953 1,567 227,398 163 249 12,412 5,439

February 4,132 425 49,732 4,254 0 15,127 5,748

March 1,147 285 43,374 6,152 1,629 6,944 2,547

April 4,022 1,033 116,097 2,758 21,933 9,681 2,625

May 1,283 2,823 125,416 3,497 25,739 14,186 4,258

June 1,489 6,327 112,038 4,489 9,614 11,799 1,955

July 2,613 1,514 69,282 2,884 3,122 9,283 1,543

August 2,611 3,308 176,586 1,167 4,533 12,565 2,258

September 10,447 3,650 194,776 1,027 3,929 14,302 1,998

October 7,349 2,959 212,529 3,898 3,539 13,568 3,222

November 4,552 3,489 382,602 5,943 1,715 22,998 4,201

December 4,833 2,536 528,724 8,604 650 22,025 2,736


29,916 2,238,554 44,836 76,652


I


164,890 38,530


Total 53,431








Appendix Table 2.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Charlotte County,
1971-1976--Continued.


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


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

1975 January 3,831 27,825 22,984 272,899 52,347 325,246

February 12,925 26,684 29,515 108,729 62,291 171,020

March 9,476 28,428 20,131 78,596 54,751 133,347

April 9,116 15,315 5,962 185,747 24,125 209,872

May 2,133 9,965 13,337 192,371 23,774 216,145

June 50 8,610 18,289 159,978 27,743 187,721

July 492 10,916 9,369 106,446 21,691 128,137

August 41 6,320 10,481 224,268 18,695 242,963

September 1,809 7,104 8,032 241,356 17,791 259,147

October 11,846 43,593 10,290 279,680 55,421 335,101

November 33,621 33,642 4,627 480,132 47,178 527,310

December 10,076 35,643 7,264 609,206 46,965 656,171


Toa 546 25,4 6,8 2994842,7 ,9,8


160,281 2,939,408


452,772 3,392,180


Total 95,416


254,045









Appendix Table 2.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Charlotte County,
1971-1976--Continued.


Black Sand Spotted
Year Month Red drum Grouper mullet Pompano perch sea trout Sheepshead

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

1976 January 22,143 1,285 259,651 427 4,268 37,999 16,364

February 16,341 933 67,455 77 2,686 27,108 3,835

March 1,524 1,368 115,466 22,456 6,104 9,772 1,692

April 199 7,005 119,929 4,395 10,005 60,685 1,928

May 1,470 4,767 87,335 1,999 13,140 9,005 3,158

June 1,579 4,103 52,159 2,794 6,416 10,021 1,938

July 4,620 3,923 133,686 948 3,718 13,314 3,572

August 7,036 4,768 101,608 2,561 3,696 13,164 3,061

September 7,181 3,854 144,088 2,460 3,991 15,269 2,612

October 6,542 520 98,526 4,428 3,219 11,912 2,881

Novmeber 4,344 11 153,966 9,681 2,275 10,207 5,002

December 4,514 1,071 715,865 71 1,869 12,418 5,486


33,608 2,049,734 52,297 61,387


Total 77,493


230,874 51,529







Appendix Table 2.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Charlotte County,
1971-1976--Continued .


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


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

1976 January 142 49,023 8,535 346,821 64,544 411,365

February 596 52,418 9,382 141,299 67,725 209,024

March 33,289 45,598 6,785 207,609 59,183 266,792

April 1,713 54,570 0 170,221 66,224 236,445

May 186 58,046 10,666 137,154 73,204 210,358

June 133 57,322 17,329 89,501 74,651 164,152

July 160 52,721 12,589 122,749 65,310 188,059

August 23 46,157 3,855 155,624 50,012 205,636

September 42 42,389 8,266 196,466 51,889 248,355

October 1,799 30,331 7,373 148,562 38,393 186,955

November 8,379 38,773 4,195 208,628 46,338 254,966

December 0 30,284 7,158 278,806 45,821 324,627

Total 46,462 557,632 96,133 2,203,440 703,294 2,906,734


Source: Florida Landings, monthly issues,


U.S. Department of Commerce.









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


Jack King Black Silver
Year Month crevalle Grouper mackerel mullet mullet Pompano


1971 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

'overember

December

Total


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

19,422 8,320 7,461 370,059 29,863 211

21,112 5,411 10,065 35,823 19,968 869

6,812 10,358 489,280 35,109 42,374 6,179

9,280 3,681 518,843 15,941 12,750 6,006

6,799 9,698 414 47,039 963 5,385

3,887 4,432 0 45,140 164 2,018

8,051 3,132 0 35,330 1,392 4,928

7,032 11,152 140 158,016 3,244 16,388

35,697 6,324 0 216,134 1,318 4,839

17,335 8,805 33 196,394 2,781 7,363

5,096 3,437 1,878 140,189 2,132 23,855

12,729 5,913 408,779 662,472 8,149 17,020

153,252 80,663 1,436,893 1,957,646 125,098 95,061







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


Jack King Black Silver
Year Month Crevalle Grouper mackerel mullet mullet Pompano


-------------------------------PPounds--- --------------------------------
1972 January 3,517 10,251 63,421 299,555 8,886 11,316

February 6,598 4,957 0 66,882 31,196 3,989

March 9,880 12,171 231,885 65,138 29,314 8,120

April 7,732 7,376 12,471 67,126 23,468 10,680

May 1,632 18,459 85 63,889 2,953 15,399

June 2,923 1,339 65 28,248 339 9,966

July 12,082 4,729 97 85,247 1,025 3,838

August 5,739 9,384 0 88,717 593 18,514

September 12,238 11,875 0 105,456 854 20,894

October 4,803 6,736 212 98,464 1,614 33,465

November 11,413 2,456 2,209 41,951 825 18,123

December 1,865 1,835 7,365 316,326 9,995 10,672

Total 80,422 91,568 317,810 1,326,999 111,062 164,976








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


Spanish Stone Spiny Total
Year Month mackerel crab lobster Total fish shellfish Total

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

1971 January 11,633 114,644 1,032 472,284 127,940 600,224
February 96,436 113,028 186 219,145 121,510 340,655

March 167,831 76,526 0 781,505 82,438 863,943

April 5,036 84,790 0 601,785 84,790 686,575

May 1,053 12,850 0 103,780 14,566 118,346

June 457 0 0 104,196 1,690 105,886

July 1,035 0 0 85,467 2,570 88,037

August 5,596 0 1,047 212,329 6,140 218,469

September 1,737 0 507 313,114 2,907 316,021

October 33,004 15,588 11,331 295,990 26,919 322,909

November 88,750 70,974 6,184 289,272 77,176 366,448

December 424,042 129,160 1,445 1,568,351 130,765 1,699,116

Total 836,610 617,560 21,732 5,047,218 679,411 5,726,629







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


Spanish Stone Spiny Total
Year Month mackerel crab lobster Total fish shellfish Total

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

1972 January 413,079 158,508 1,226 835,616 162,198 997,814

February 344 178,184 227 133,127 179,452 312,579

March 20,772 177,462 723 410,785 178,185 588,970

April 4,095 97,862 0 154,258 97,862 252,120

May 943 17,032 0 128,275 17,461 145,736

June 629 0 0 52,344 2,891 55,235

July 2,005 0 0 131,520 3,019 134,539

August 406 0 855 147,151 1,847 148,998

September 2,867 0 2,482 171,318 6,619 177,937

October 2,666 32,536 5,970 161,015 38,692 199,707

November 32,090 76,772 2,561 119,842 81,901 201,743

December 270,738 136,980 180 635,185 140,834 776,019

Total 750,634 875,336 14,224 3,080,436 910,961 3,991,397









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


Jack King Black Silver
Year Month crevalle Grouper mackerel mullet mullet Pompano


1973 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November,

member

Total


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

8,328 4,957 857 272,805 2,603 10,724

12,624 1,077 281 23,386 11,039 4,675

3,657 7,563 2,957 54,766 15,297 4,739

1,247 2,192 1,246 35,283 3,019 7,239

2,404 12,119 45 40,247 1,513 6,059

7,640 12,399 0 58,214 4,926 3,501

7,809 9,247 0 73,129 6,799 3,654

14,544 5,721 0 135,620 18,248 11,317

10,954 1,598 0 76,151 1,620 539

5,663 2,115 450 84,048 5,846 5,085

12,963 1,815 4,010 110,496 93 17,763

14,721 1,595 434 805,929 0 806

102,554 62,398 10,280 1,770,074 71,003 76,101








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


Spanish Spiny Total
Year Month mackerel Stone crab lobster Total fish shellfish Total


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

1973 January 69,966 126,444 1,594 396,878 128,038 524,916

February 1,083 145,998 477 70,243 148,894 219,137

March 102,373 112,164 184 213,125 114,897 328,022

April 174 126,656 0 73,136 128,374 201,510

May 649 42,514 0 88,136 44,562 132,698

June 763 0 0 124,287 2,262 126,549

July 525 0 0 114,823 2,558 117,381

August 312 0 8,684 202,529 9,108 211,637

September 2,876 0 1,633 116,692 1,633 118,325

October 21,126 63,678 3,566 133,526 67,296 200,822

November 289,870 140,468 997 470,271 143,731 614,002

December 2,660 143,370 2,442 837,904 146,519 984,423

Total 492,377 901,292 19,577 2,841,550 937,872 3,779,422









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


Jack King Black Silver
Year Month crevalle Grouper mackerel mullet mullet Pompano


1974 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


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

5,844 9,044 149,473 2,140,858 5,682 12,010

1,907 3,051 341,565 89,606 5,050 7,330

3,590 30,672 2,172,834 116,584 5,974 19,748

5,459 2,763 216 26,535 2,761 3,394

4,527 9,131 26 32,606 715 3,772

8,471 14,433 0 37,515 504 4,154

2,399 19,380 0 32,368 737 7,807

4,853 10,625 0 58,223 10,321 21,633

22,861 4,349 0 64,388 4,089 17,755

8,954 1,730 123 81,264 6,646 16,171

4,544 3,389 696 58,174 710 32,300

13,604 6,320 170 458,320 136 1,021

87,013 114,887 2,665,103 3,196,441 43,325 147,095








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


Spanish Spiny Total
Year Month mackerel Stone crab lobster Total fish shellfish Total


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

1974 January 461,839 114,290 50,569 2,819,879 168,339 2,988,218

February 184,163 156,806 576 647,785 158,380 806,165

March 283,912 274,572 106 2,678,502 277,795 2,956,297

April 1,503 111,596 0 50,123 113,171 163,294

May 3,387 55,302 0 70,379 56,593 126,972

June 11,733 0 0 103,828 128 103,956

July 269 0 0 77,522 0 77,522

August 876 0 24,572 123,018 25,839 148,857

September 878 0 22,555 130,308 30,085 160,393

October 23,939 57,186 15,413 155,626 72,839 228,465

November 52,425 143,656 1,844 177,355 145,743 323,098

December 8,074 198,506 424 513,486 198,930 712,416

Total 1,032,998 1,111,914 116,059 7,547,811 1,247,842 8,795,653









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


Jack King Black Silver
Year Month crevalle Grouper mackerel mullet mullet Pompano


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


1975 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


9,875

4,925

1,871

5,422

1,776

2,294

2,405

3,538

10,181

3,287

4,526

5,149

55,249


6,375

15,850

10,917

3,896

12,402

29,250

41,920

22,225

20,921

12;189

2,516

4,107

182,568


5,832

967,223

10,917

471

0

0

0

0

0

1,413

17,579

24,340

1,027,775


310,570

39,805

10,495

13,532

11,295

20,711

43,511

65,724

62,731

53,279

65,547

455,693

1,152,893


11,045

10,993

4,965

4,444

412

1,543

6,561

15,286

13,529

635

298

7

69,718


17,036

60,359

8,884

5,440

5,139

4,014

9,873

19,558

11,663

11,609

7,586

11,709

172,870








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


Spanish Stone Spiny Total
Year Month mackerel crab lobster Total fish shellfish Total


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

1975 January 259,619 174,809 829 657,276 176,827 834,103

February 351,913 138,671 0 1,482,583 138,671 1,621,254

March 4,182 157,998 72 68,677 158,070 226,747

April 1,197 83,682 152 59,155 83,834 142,989

May 212 18,648 0 61,312 18,648 79,960

June 85 0 0 89,875 0 89,875

July 115 0 0 132,906 0 132,906

August 804 0 32,237 152,975 32,237 185,212

September 4,054 0 21,549 149,798 21,549 171,347

October 12,322 64,044 12,082 115,266 76,126 191,392

November 224,939 171,090 13,426 339,256 184,516 523,772

December 81,316 125,282 3,795 601,632 129,077 730,709

Total 940,758 934,224 84,142 3,910,711 1,019,555 4,930,266









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


Jack King Black Silver
Year Month crevalle Grouper mackerel mullet mullet Pompano


1976 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

-August

September

October

Novemberr

December

Total


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

3,327 8,086 11,556 81,424 22,400 1,227

2,133 7,138 10,861 104,214 46,177 2,751

3,482 8,478 427,129 24,032 34,088 43,792

5,872 5,337 1,302 0 15,587 3,875

2,347 13,087 60 24,303 5,820 1,537

2,312 48,796 33 23,920 2,728 1,148

9,878 41,796 0 50,527 11,593 2,660

12,966 42,974 0 18,930 18,930 2,497

7,404 42,106 5 97,102 4,098 8,019

5,022 17,419 55 94,410 711 10,112

4,640 12,516 3,215 111,656 5,246 3,659

3,215 6,734 25 498,160 1,476 931

62,598 254,467 454,241 1,128,678 168,854 82,208








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


Spanish Stone Spiny Total
Year Month mackerel crab lobster Total fish shellfish Total


1976 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


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

1,520 149,372 698 150,301 150,070 300,371

5,265 90,036 235 197,374 90,271 287,645

189,593 56,780 300 767,385 57,080 824,465

285 73,722 173 62,735 73,895 136,630

119 27,996 0 62,465 27,998 90,463

429 0 0 107,820 0 107,820

249 0 0 168,792 0 168,792

749 0 7,984 98,828 7,984 106,812

723 0 9,110 180,722 9,110 189,832

6,742 97,544 15,461 155,960 113,005 268,965

2,142 144,860 11,980 159,237 156,840 316,077

242 127,932 3,249 527,428 131,181 658,609

208,058 768,242 49,190 2,639,047 817,434 3,456,481


monthly issues U.S. Department of Commerce.


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Source: Florida Landings,








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


King Black Spotted Mangrove Red
Year Month Red drum Grouper mackerel mullet Pompano sea trout snapper snapper


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


1971 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


28,338

36,145

13,836

18,023

16,342

28,149

24,011

31,879

22,229

29,052

26,463

15,327


69,476

61,715

65,518

89,584

87,323

56,763

97,547

41,672

61,014

51,708

24,372

59,573


56,301

0

79,896

109,258

32,206

32,874

18,896

3,620

23,924

13,906

13,851

49,086


479,403 5,991

186,466 8,755

109,802 21,036

122,651 35,942

205,597 32,380

211,416 35,011

397,862 38,428

468,439 55,860

504,325 46,846

356,160 34,065

637,184 83,002

1,187,909 54,348


289,794 766,265 433,818 4,867,214 451,664


68,261

89,938

51,181

58,964

75,120

61,636

58,040

46,804

59,091

80,438

69,615

49,377


7,601

11,194

9,674

9,120

13,989

9,228

11,125

6,089

9,944

10,457

11,749

14,102


7,407

11,409

11,813

17,053

25,688

10,509

28,914

7,568

14,639

9,922

12,765

13,347


Total


768,465 124,272 171,034





Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Lee County,
1971-76--Continued.

Yellowtail Spanish Blue Stone Total
Year Month snapper mackerel crab crab Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


-----------------------------------Pounds----------------------------------------
1971 January 1,810 19,498 96,571 0 406,499 820,058 512,698 1,332,756

February 8,154 1,672 228,288 362 520,387 517,957 760,085 1,278,042

March 824 115,291 133,375 634 514,729 576,430 658,429 1,234,859

April 7,951 65,851 62,524 608 630,409 691,867 699,730 1,391,597

May 40,306 37,506 37,758 804 522,007 683,780 563,920 1,247,700

June 9,764 16,326 33,623 0 210,695 583,895 245,024 828,919

July 5,045 22,568 41,438 0 43,088 801,408 84,526 885,934

August 3,010 34,028 26,590 0 19,527 754,570 46,117 800,687

September 5,893 25,989 15,249 0 38,131 854,071 65,495 919,566

October 5,431 66,558 74,317 0 285,896 729,259 367,309 1,096,568

November 5,760 85,676 74,620 0 427,179 1,074,712 507,701 1,582,413

December 6,446 82,474 74,696 0 652,676 1,638,421 742,949 2,381,370

Total 100,394 573,437 899,049 2,408 4,271,223 9,726,428 5,253,983 14,980,411








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


King Black Spotted Mangrove Red
Year Month Red drum Grouper mackerel mullet Pompano sea trout snapper snapper

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


1972 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


29,532

40,420

17,399

25,139

23,089

27,374

33,453

43,812

38,772

27,450

34,056

24,067


55,909

58,322

42,250

74,938

62,819

49,241

86,575

39,240

59,625

74,597

26,590

62,782


81,578

59,106

106,947

84,198

39,867

37,940

21,587

14,963

29,262

25,432

27,714

142,062


563,134

359,770

202,804

236,744

354,178

261,696

442,674

515,094

599,428

543,817

837,976

1,000,834


14,745

40,459

43,706

49,307

61,459

35,126

46,761

59,306

43,827

30,112

71,683

112,472


69,228

66,545

52,579

54,072

75,643

55,006

79,932

76,494

75,986

73,839

67,259

84,885


10,665

12,681

12,776

11,152

14,902

11,811

12,601

10,470

13,602

13,243

14,957

19,140


7,590

11,130

19,367

20,114

28,565

11,279

27,429

9,255

14,263

13,724

12,075

15,573


364,563 692,888 670,656 5,918,149 608,963


831,468 158,000 190,364


Total






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

Yellowtail Spanish Blue Stone Total
Year Month snapper mackerel crab crab Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


------------------------------------Pounds-- ------------------------------------
1972 January 3,975 21,021 46,265 560 711,057 944,478 763,491 1,707,969

February 8,764 20,069 25,774 1,136 808,806 792,164 836,244 1,628,408

March 9,783 107,429 19,670 0 908,092 745,815 940,735 1,686,550

April 8,861 71,020 23,439 118 548,389 755,426 571,946 1,327,372

May 38,905 42,060 24,788 0 518,677 859,055 543,465 1,402,520

June 9,871 16,950 11,062 0 256,089 626,528 267,151 893,679

July 5,436 23,578 12,645 0 112,106 882,271 124,751 1,007,022

August 2,994 49,373 12,104 0 70,840 897,684 82,944 980,628

September 5,099 29,559 4,319 0 69,089 1,044,791 82,096 1,126,887

October 5,904 82,409 18,220 634 125,216 972,175 146,418 1,118,593

November 6,547 95,207 26,407 0 242,537 1,308,746 273,180 1,581,926

December 5,428 104,917 8,491 8,168 435,248 1,693,637 462,557 2,156,194

Total 111,567 663,592 233,184 10,616 4,806,146 11,522,770 5,094,978 16,617,748









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


King Black Spotted Mangrove Red
Year Month Red drum Grouper mackerel mullet Pompano sea trout snapper snapper


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


1973 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


27,202

34,384

28,424

24,588

36,684

37,804

18,136

45,274

37,692

29,518

35,791

42,128


44,921

50,716

53,618

54,668

72,985

67,517

59,263

40,212

50,935

56,018

38,195

107,710


85,135

6,807

45,520

80,728

47,631

43,358

24,412

19,751

39,348

19,046

28,305

127,312


640,123

252,222

246,265

269,286

373,646

337,346

479,698

535,538

789,330

626,197

738,058

1,075,769


42,747

24,126

35,696

34,985

65,956

35,265

40,470

50,822

46,723

35,792

64,300

96,941


91,273

64,457

66,116

54,071

77,751

79,443

66,478

75,933

86,349

94,626

86,808

135,335


13,112

14,993

12,682

12,514

21,104

14,450

15,852

16,653

24,741

17,209

17,628

25,901


10,863

10,866

17,200

18,404

33,001

35,265

22,557

7,727

17,565

12,466

10,224

14,886


397,625 696,758 567,353 6,353,478


573,823 978,640 206,839 211,024


Total








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


Yellowtail Spanish Blue Stone Total
Year Month snapper mackerel crab crab Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


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

1973 January 4,380 35,790 10,329 12,820 643,719 1,077,077 667,878 1,744,955

February 5,438 47,611 8,477 19,418 556,346 598,577 585,026 1,183,603

March 8,956 105,677 9,110 26,478 446,510 724,910 482,193 1,207,103

April 7,983 30,982 9,575 41,752 519,933 682,510 571,260 1,253,770

May 35,214 45,293 13,991 12,806 658,165 941,934 684,962 1,626,896

June 8,974 18,830 6,547 0 414,627 802,733 421,174 1,223,907

July 8,053 23,207 5,306 0 113,435 859,249 118,741 977,990

August 2,784 47,520 8,073 0 111,603 973,527 119,676 1,093,203

September 5,547 44,144 8,831 0 143,179 1,241,047 161,655 1,402,702

October 5,783 58,205 9,025 8,036 285,652 1,044,543 302,729 1,347,272

November 5,983 139,066 5,478 16,524 925,798 1,308,055 947,800 2,255,855

December 6,542 59,219 5,586 48,890 574,899 1,978,869 629,375 2,608,244

Total 105,637 655,544 100,328 186,724 5,393,866 12,233,031 5,692,469 17,925,500









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

King Black Spotted Mangrove Red
Year Month Red drum Grouper mackerel mullet Pompano sea trout snapper snapper

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

1974 January 29,785 45,263 103,442 850,068 27,322 85,723 16,374 12,764

February 6,754 44,927 103,708 341,661 33,694 50,072 19,152 12,749

March 64,402 110,448 300,960 393,374 102,016 142,080 25,392 33,630

April 28,490 69,764 84,396 239,751 58,894 58,861 15,753 23,333

May 51,897 78,046 49,795 325,725 83,689 87,651 24,437 27,445

June 41,647 78,029 48,088 302,748 55,677 75,862 18,756 37,383

July 37,687 48,775 21,939 436,643 52,997 74,346 19,754 12,646

August 11,863 59,634 28,891 517,847 53,128 91,842 18,539 23,556

September 51,721 57,750 22,092 431,800 38,039 75,956 20,860 5,155

October 31,535 87,507 25,401 466,154 38,736 89,320 22,011 12,965

November 41,197 45,195 25,082 602,927 59,550 88,630 19,310 9,768

December 30,465 63,022 99,331 819,512 101,280 95,269 3,950 6,197


427,443 788,360 913,125 5,728,210


705,022 1,015,612 224,288 217,591


Total







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


Yellowtail Spanish Stone Total
Year Month snapper mackerel crab Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


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

1974 January 5,893 49,777 26,612 906,534 1,343,599 936,098 2,279,697

February 8,763 28,209 71,218 623,318 768,522 697,488 1,466,010

March 21,968 386,744 45,396 674,998 1,849,134 720,394 2,569,528

April 9,983 36,945 0 521,541 733,094 560,161 1,293,255

May 29,741 47,943 14,288 514,001 953,964 529,274 1,483,238

June 19,851 21,323 0 361,713 830,323 364,396 1,194,719

July 3,217 47,121 0 323,192 860,730 324,985 1,185,715

August 8,903 25,044 0 232,568 999,915 233,538 1,233,453

September 6,548 28,522 0 85,019 857,242 87,155 944,397

October 6,783 59,600 392 208,396 986,290 210,772 1,197,062

November 7,684 92,448 0 612,151 1,153,922 617,241 1,771,163

December 8,749 19,060 0 738,258 1,399,401 742,585 2,141,986

Total 138,083 842,736 157,906 5,801,689 12,736,136 6,024,087 18,760,223








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


King Black Spotted Mangrove Red
Year Month Red drum Grouper mackerel mullet Pompano sea trout snapper snapper

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

1975 January 21,260 59,738 90,675 560,902 26,176 67,728 20,164 19,154

February 21,298 72,037 88,956 256,327 51,904 55,909 31,735 28,048

March 47,542 65,102 103,089 181,250 51,883 50,301 19,829 23,963

April 35,163 111,610 67,442 159,573 41,411 64,488 16,719 18,877

May 30,176 49,664 52,154 304,346 36,541 82,540 27,358 24,716

June 36,866 61,789 49,958 279,716 38,099 80,716 25,527 31,770

July 32,412 40,826 0 222,193 64,727 80,948 23,255 11,694

August 19,495 58,262 0 698,065 55,327 93,652 20,481 22,203

September 49,470 64,223 24,790 404,067 38,018 72,399 17,112 7,559

October 30,379 66,194 24,593 482,955 36,763 97,406 26,339 11,557

November 40,192 44,953 30,553 542,538 59,080 83,608 20,999 10,084

December 23,416 63,967 102,780 917,550 95,032 85,718 6,186 8,553


387,669 758,365 634,990 5,009,432 594,961


915,413 255,704 218,178


Total







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


Yellowtail Spanish Blue Stone Total
Year Month snapper mackerel crab crab Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


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

1975 January 8,972 21,427 0 26,612 534,121 1,031,563 606,391 1,637,954

February 6,965 42,083 0 1,754 617,712 784,434 709,364 1,493,798

March 4,573 48,954 0 1,744 720,737 78,596 54,751 133,347

April 9,894 22,763 0 548 539,572 733,703 566,392 1,300,095

May 3,968 50,296 0 0 463,095 817,946 473,435 1,291,381

June 2,673 12,630 0 0 414,624 745,181 415,623 1,160,804

July 4,983 50,344 0 0 150,438 612,948 153,900 766,848

August 7,031 28,722 0 0 131,660 1,148,488 134,207 1,282,695

September 5,328 33,561 0 0 89,546 830,707 93,636 924,343

October 8,564 62,128 0 0 171,475 970,069 189,682 1,159,751

November 10,843 110,358 9,637 0 337,628 1,128,256 429,504 1,557,760

December 8,674 27,659 17,200 0 683,827 1,487,218 723,713 2,210,931

Total 82,468 510,925 26,837 30,658 4,854,435 10,369,109 4,550,598 14,919,707









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


King Black Spotted Mangrove Red
Year Month Red drum Grouper mackerel mullet Pompano sea trout snapper snapper

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

1976 January 34,259 89,463 87,862 477,231 1,482 101,219 22,110 23,314

February 38,755 94,967 85,794 276,768 34,018 81,360 34,107 29,429

March 51,447 85,213 88,530 282,327 58,295 53,658 23,262 25,683

April 36,019 74,229 76,372 191,954 44,584 10,280 21,489 22,352

May 36,058 86,480 29,911 163,018 35,148 69,024 32,540 32,402

June 38,081 89,766 53,268 171,739 38,476 77,421 28,016 37,936

July 38,182 63,665 791 68,119 64,992 80,012 30,526 20,170

August 20,770 78,348 62 261,300 60,628 76,618 32,076 35,016

September 54,373 53,235 24,161 382,504 41,486 89,033 23,034 11,498

October 28,623 72,556 30,741 387,334 38,474 86,863 57,522 19,283

November 48,220 81,086 32,817 481,819 54,615 92,635 28,933 15,577

December 22,202 61,794 36,782 249,702 53,431 86,579 25,502 12,800


446,989 930,802 547,091 3,393,815


525,629 904,702 359,117 285,460


Total






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


Yellowtail Spanish Blue Stone Total
Year Month snapper mackerel crab crab Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total

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

1976 January 8,743 22,396 949 12,164 623,410 1,045,921 664,053 1,709,974

February 7,893 27,671 0 12,164 654,083 863,922 738,272 1,602,194

March 4,783 68,758 39,349 12,165 666,359 880,333 762,833 1,643,166

April 12,347 27,738 31,406 12,168 797,169 687,579 860,215 1,547,794

May 5,461 18,530 0 7,000 449,480 655,439 461,118 1,116,557

June 3,471 11,447 0 0 333,399 694,571 338,327 1,032,898

July 6,898 146 0 0 123,026 544,495 125,678 670,173

August 6,500 28,564 408 0 65,479 738,505 67,537 806,042

September 7,771 30,758 2,087 0 69,610 854,712 75,505 930,217

October 11,015 31,664 554 9,810 80,421 873,174 92,025 965,199

November 17,912 98,118 0 8,606 541,397 1,133,222 555,759 1,688,981

December 15,443 94,355 0 9,632 581,394 1,288,459 606,583 1,895,042

Total 108,237 460,145 74,753 83,709 4,985,227 10,260,332 5,347,905 15,608,237


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












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2. If you are in the seafood business please check the most
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FISH

O Grouper
O Spanish mackerel
D King mackerel
O Pompano

O Red snapper
[ Al: other snapper

O Sea trout
O Bait
O Othr fish (list)


SHELLFISH
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E Stone crabs
O Scallops

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A. In column A, check the facilities and services you now offer. Then,
B. In column B, check the facilities and services you would like added or improved.
Column A Column B
Those ou Those you would like
Facilities or services now offer added or improved


4. What other items are needed to improve your seafood
business, or to help you meet government requirements?


Comments:


Needed improvements
More seafood from fishermen


More workers


Better trained workers
Better roads or trucking
Financial assistance to meet
sanitation or pollution
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1. Shrimp unloading house [
2. Crab unloading 0
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4. Fish house Q
5. Processing of unused fish 0
6. Bait sales and supply ]
7. Docking facilities 0
8. Freezer and cold storage 0
9. Ice house 3
10 Gear storage area ]
11. Gear supply 0
12. Gear repair service l
13. Electronics service O
14 Engine repair service J
15. Marine railway 0
16 Fuel sales 0
17 Groceries 0
18. Restaurant 0
19 Retail seafood market D
20. Liquid waste disposal 0
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or improved port facilities and possible locations for
them.

Your opinions are important to us. Even if you are not engaged in commercial fishing, please complete
the part of the form that pertains to you and return it to us today it will only take a few minutes. Your
answers will show whether or not commercial fishing port improvements are needed.


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Sincerely,



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SYes-- Pleose continue O No If no, please return today so we will know you received the questionnaire (NO POSTAGE REQUIRED). Thank you.
2. Do you use your boat for commercial fishing?
[ Yes Please continue [ No If no, please return today so we will know you received the questionnaire (NO POSTAGE REQUIRED). Thank you.
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B. In column 8, check which facilities or services you would use if available or improved.


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4. What Florida port do you use most'


or a supplier .


5. How for is it from your home to 'his port?


Miles


6. On the average, how for is this pot from your usual fishing
grounds? .... Miles
7. How many pounds did you sell in 1977? CONFIDENTIAL)


Facilities or ser ces

1. Shrimp un loadng house
2. Crab unloading
3. Lobster house
4. Fish house
5. Processing of unused f:sh
6. Bait sales and supply
7. Docking ftciltes
8. Freezer and cold storage
9. Ice house
10. Gear storage area
11. Gear supply
12. Gear repair service
13. Electronics service
14. Engine repo' service
15. Marine roa.way
16. Fuel sales
17. Croceries
18. Restaurant
19. Retail seafood 'arke'
20. Fishermens meeting room
21. Liquid waste disposal
22. Solid waste disoosoa
23. Other :i'sr


Check only
those you use


Column A
Rating


Column B
Check those you would use
Needs improving if available or improved


Comments


FISH

O 0- 5,000 Ibs
O 5,000-10,000 Ibs
O 10,000-25,000 lbs
O 25,000 or more


SHELLFISH

] 0- 5,000 lbs
O 5,000-10,000 Ibs

O 10,000-25,000 1 bs
O 25,000 or more


Comments'


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Mail Survey Procedures and Responses


Each of the two questionnaires shown previously were sent to

commercial fishermen or seafood dealers, as appropriate, in thel7

county area of central and south Florida (Figure 2). The questionnaire

to commercial boat owners was sent to 6,114 holders of 1977-78 Florida

commercial boat registrations listed with the Florida Department of

Natural Resources (Appendix Table 5). A total of 190 seafood whole-

salers and/or processors listed with the National Marine Fisheries

Service in 1976 received the dealer questionnaire (Appendix Table 6).

A second copy of the appropriate questionnaire was sent to those who had

not responded in each group approximately four weeks after the first

mailing.

The response from commercial boat owners, considered commercial

fishermen in this study, was about 16 percent from the first mailing

with a slightly higher rate of return from the second questionnaire.

Total return was 2,487 completed questionnaires from fishermen or about

41 percent of the initial number mailed. Of the 2,487 respondents,

1,454 were still active commercial fishermen (Appendix Table 5).

It is assumed that boat owners not replying after the second mailing

were active commercial fishermen in the same proportion as boat owners

returning the questionnaires. Applying the percentage that active fisher-

men still active of the 6,114 registered commercial boat owners in this

county region (Appendix Table 7).

About 27 percent of the total number of seafood dealers in the

17-county area replied to the first mailing. At the end of the second






mailing, 45 percent or 86 dealers returned questionnaires (Appendix

Table 6). Of these 86 respondents, 77 were still active dealers.


Appendix Table 5.--Questionnaires mailed and responses or
commercial fishermen, all counties and
Collier, and Lee Counties.


disposition,
Charlotte,


The three
Disposition or Charlotte, Collier counties as a
response All counties and Lee Counties share of total

Number Percent Number Percent Percent

Total mailed 6,114 100 1,059 100 17

Unable to deliver 410 7 58 6 14


Individuals receiving
questionnaires 5,704 93 1,001 95 18

Questionnaires not
returned 3,217 53 553 50 17


Questionnaires
returned 2,487 41 468 44 19

Respondents:

No longer own boat 350 6 66 6 19

No longer fishinga 683 11 117 11 17


Still active 1,454 24 285 27 20


aNot fishing commercially, but had commercial boat registration in
1977.







Appendix Table 6.--Questionnaires mailed and responses or disposition,
dealer survey, all counties and Charlotte, Collier
and Lee Counties.


Disposition or
response


All counties


Charlotte
and Lee


?, Collier
Counties


The three
counties as a
share of total


Number Percent Number


Percent


Percent


Total mailed

Unable to deliver



Individuals receiving
questionnaires

Questionnaires not
returned



Questionnaires
returned

Respondents:

No longer dealer


77 40 8


1~1


_I_ ____


Still active


27 10








Appendix Table 7.--Questionnaires sent, questionnaires returned, and
estimated total active commercial fishermen, 17 central
and south Florida counties, 1978.



Questionnaires Estimated total
Returned active commercial
County Sent Total Active fishermen


Brevard

Broward

Charlotte

Collier

Dade

Hillsborough

Indian River

Lee

Manatee

Martin

Monroe

Palm Beach

Pasco

Pinellas

St. Lucie

Sarasota

Volusia


371

161

94

288

577

328

173

677

146

144

1,604

253

142

521

214

179

242


Number -----

163

72

41

104

177

119

68

323

59

55

565

116

69

239

120

87

110


Total 6,114 2,487 1,454 58 3,574


Number

104

28

29

63

93

52

44

193

39

31

334

74

44

139

89

49

49


Percent

64

39

71

60

52

44

65

60

66

56

59

64

64

58

74

56

45


Number

237

63

67

176

306

144

112

406

96

81

946

162

91

302

158

100

109








Additional Information Sources


Research and extension education in marine economics constitutes an
important program segment of the Food and Resource Economics Department at
the University of Florida. A large number of publications relating to
economic activity in the general area of Florida commercial fishing as well
as specific publications on mullet, shrimp, spiny lobster, snapper, grouper,
blue crabs, king mackerel and Spanish mackerel are available on request.
For a listing of Publications in Marine Economics write:

James C, Cato
1170 McCarty Hall
Food and Resource Economics
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

The Marine Advisory Program of the SUS Sea Grant Program also provides
educational services through the Florida Cooperative Extension Service.
For a Florida Sea Grant Program Directory write:

Mr. Tom Leahy
G-022 McCarty Hall
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

or contact your local county Cooperative Extension Service Office.








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Bureau of Economic and Business Research. Florida Statistical Abstract.
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Florida Department of Natural Resources.
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1976.


"Commercial Boat Registrations


Summary of Florida Commercial Marine Landings, 1971 through
Tallahassee.


Mathis, Kary, James C. Cato, Robert L. Degner, Paul
J. Prochaska. Commercial Fishing Activity and
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Market Research Center, University of Florida,


D. Landrum and Fred
Facility Needs in
Florida Agricultural
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Commercial Fishing Activity and Facility Needs in Florida:
Clay, Putnam, and St. Johns Counties. Industry Report 78-3, Florida
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