Seafood industry

Below are some of my publications, reports and presentations on topics related to the seafood industry.

Salmon Markets

Trends in Atlantic Salmon Markets and Implications for Bristol Bay Salmon Markets.  January 18 2019.  This 29-slide presentation provides an overview of trends in world Atlantic salmon supply, US farmed salmon supply, Atlantic salmon prices, and the relationship between Atlantic salmon prices and wholesale prices for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon.

Estimates of six major components of US fresh and frozen salmon supply, 2010-2017.  January 2019. This Excel workbook presents estimates of the scale of six major components of US salmon supply, including US imports of farmed Atlantic fresh fillets, frozen fillets, and fresh head-on salmon and US “non-exported” Alaska production of fresh and frozen sockeye, chum and coho salmon.

Gunnar Knapp.  Bristol Bay and World Salmon Markets in 2016. January 24 2017. This 27-slide presentation provides an overview of recent trends (through 2016) in Bristol Bay sockeye salmon harvests, ex-vessel prices, ex-vessel value, production, wholesale prices, and end-markets, as well as recent trends in world salmon supply and farmed salmon prices.

Alaska Fisheries Management

Economic Impacts of BSAI Crab Rationalization on Kodiak Fishing Employment and Earnings and Kodiak Businesses: A Preliminary Analysis June 2006.

World Seafood Industry

General Principles, Best Practices and Choices for Fishing Industry Sustainability and Economic Growth.  February 12, 2019.  I gave this presentation at the “Fisheries Session” of a conference on “Ocean Economy and Future Technology” in Muscat, Oman.  My objective was to make a few basic points (I had only fifteen minutes), presented in a simple and straightforward way, that would be relevant to the fisheries opportunities and challenges faced by countries such as Oman with large but over-fished coastal artisanal fisheries, significant under-exploited fish stocks farther offshore, and limited capacity for or past engagement in stock assessment and controlling catches.

The Future of the Seafood Industry. I gave this presentation at the 2018 meeting of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), on July 20, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.

Alaska Seafood Industry

“Globalization, Salmon Farming, and the Future of the Alaska Salmon Industry” Revisited.  I gave this short talk, reflecting on a presentation I had given in 2002, for the Alaska World Affairs Council on November 2, 2018.

Gunnar Knapp, Mouhcine Guettabi & Scott Goldsmith.  The Economic Importance of the Bristol Bay Salmon Industry.  Prepared for the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association.  April 2013.

Seafood Industry Economic Impacts

Gordon Gislason, Edna Lam, Gunnar Knapp and Mouhcine Guettabi.  Economic Impacts of Pacific Salmon Fisheries.  Report prepared in cooperation with GSGislason & Associates, Ltd. for the Pacific Salmon Commission.  July 2017. 92 pages.

Gunnar Knapp, Mouhcine Guettabi & Scott Goldsmith.  The Economic Importance of the Bristol Bay Salmon Industry.  Prepared for the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association.  April 2013.

Wild Fisheries

Change, Challenges and Opportunities for Wild Fisheries (September 2002).  Presentation in Reykyavik, Iceland.

Aquaculture

Basic Economics of Fish Farming.  This is a presentation which I gave for the MREP (Marine Resource Education Program) Offshore Aquaculture Science and Policy workshop in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 14, 2018.

The Aquaculture Revolution and Implications of Aquaculture for Wild Fisheries.  This is a presentation which I gave for the MREP (Marine Resource Education Program) Offshore Aquaculture Science and Policy workshop in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 13, 2018.

Gunnar Knapp & Michael C. Rubino (2016) The Political Economics of Marine Aquaculture in the United States, Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture, 24:3, 213-229.

Fishing Safety

Gunnar Knapp. 2016. International Commercial Fishing Management Regime Safety Study: Synthesis of Case Studies.  FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular No. 1073. FAO contracted with researchers to prepare country-specific case studies on fisheries management and safety in 16 countries.  For this report, I reviewed these 16 case studies to identify the extent to which they provided evidence supporting or refuting four hypotheses regarding potential effects of fisheries management policies on fishing safety.