Economic Evaluation Of The Wild Commercial Fishery In Arkansas-1 July 1978 To 30 June 1979

The 1978-79 survey of Arkansas' wild commercial fishery was compared to a previous 1977-78 survey. A tremendous increase in the commercial fishery industry has occurred since mid 1977. The 1978-79 commercial fishery harvest of 8,320,774 kg valued at $4,923,259 represents a probable all time high for the industry. Large increases in the number of licensed commercial fishermen and their gear were also documented for 1978-79. Catch per unit effort values were reported for the various gear types from each watershed.

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