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Contact Information

NOAA/NMFS, Alaska Fisheries Science Center
7600 Sand Point Way NE Bldg 4
Seattle, WA 98115-6349
Phone: (206) 526-4253

Alan Haynie Affiliate Faculty

Fisheries Human Dimensions • Fishery Management


  • Natural resource economics and fisheries management
  • Fisher location choice and spatial econometric models and software
  • Economics of marine reserves and marine protected areas
  • Fishery rationalization, cooperatives, and catch shares
  • Bycatch reduction tools and incentives


  • Ph.D. 2005 University of Washington (Economics)

Research Overview

My research focuses on fisheries management and natural resource economics, primarily in the North Pacific. Modeling how biological, management, economic, and environmental characteristics of different fisheries impact fisher behavior is the central focus of my work. This focus extends to a range of applications including developing and analyzing fisheries bycatch reduction programs, improving marine spatial management, understanding the many effects of catch shares on fisheries, and predicting how climate change is likely to impact fisheries. I oversee the development of the spatial economics toolbox for fisheries (FishSET) and serve on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council’s Bering Sea Plan Team. I enjoy inter-disciplinary and applied policy work and NOAA Fisheries is a wonderful place to do both of these.



Haynie, A. and L. Pfeiffer. 2013. “Climatic and economic drivers of the Bering Sea pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) fishery: Implications for the future.” Canadian Journal of Aquatic and Fisheries Science. 70(6): 841-853.

Sanchirico, J., D. Lew, A. Haynie, D. Kling, and D. Layton. 2013. “Conservation values in marine ecosystem-based management.” Marine Policy, 38:523-530.

Haynie, A. and L. Pfeiffer. 2012. “Why economics matters for understanding the effects of climate change on fisheries.” ICES Journal of Marine Science, 69 (7): 1160-1167, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fss021.

Fell, H. and A. Haynie. 2012. “Spatial Competition with Changing Market Institutions.” Journal of Applied Econometrics, DOI: 10.1002/jae.2272.

Abbott, J.K. and A.C. Haynie. 2012. “What Are We Protecting? The Challenges of Marine Protected Areas for Multispecies Fisheries.” Ecological Applications, 22(3): 762–777.

Pfeiffer, L. and A.C. Haynie. 2012. “The Effect of Decreasing Seasonal Sea Ice Cover on the Bering Sea Pollock Fishery.” ICES Journal of Marine Science, 69(7), 1148–1159.

Fell, H. and A. Haynie. 2011. “Estimating Time-varying Bargaining Power: A Fishery Application.” Economic Inquiry 49(3): 685-696.

Ianelli, J.N., A. Hollowed, A. Haynie, F. Mueter, and N. Bond. 2011. “Evaluating Management Strategies For Eastern Bering Sea Walleye Pollock (Theragra Chalcogramma) in a Changing Environment.” ICES Journal of Marine Science 68 (6): 1297-1304.

Fell, H. and A. Haynie. 2011. “Estimating Time-varying Bargaining Power: A Fishery Application.” Economic Inquiry 49(3): 685-696.

Haynie, A. and D. Layton. 2010. “An Expected Profit Model for Monetizing Fishing Location Choices.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 59(2): 165-176.

Haynie, A., R. Hicks and K. Schnier. 2009. “Common Property, Information, and Cooperation: Commercial Fishing in the Bering Sea.” Ecological Economics 69(2): 406-413.

Branch, T., Hilborn, R., Haynie, A. et. al. 2006. "Fleet dynamics and fishermen behavior: lessons for fisheries managers," Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences 63:1647-1668.

Working Papers and Papers Under Review

Peterson, M.J., F. Mueter, K. Criddle, A. Haynie. 2014. “Costs incurred by Alaskan sablefish, Pacific halibut and Greenland turbot longliners due to killer whale depredation.” Accepted at Plos One.

Haynie, A. “Estimating the Value of a Fishing Right: An Analysis of Changing Usage and Value in the Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program.” Revised and Resubmitted.

Abbott, J., A. Haynie, and M. Reimer. 2013. “Hidden Flexibility: Institutions, Incentives and the Margins of Selectivity in Fishing.” Revised and resubmitted.

Pfeiffer, L. and A. Haynie. 2013. “Climate change and fisher behavior in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Pacific Cod longline fishery.” Working paper.

Haynie, A., P. Sullivan, and J. Watson. “Using Vessel Monitoring System Data to Estimate Spatial Effort in Bering Sea Fisheries for Unobserved Trips.” Working Paper.

Haynie, A. “Addressing salmon bycatch through salmon bycatch quota trading among pollock cooperatives.” NPFMC Discussion Paper, January 2008.