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NOAA Fisheries study reveals $10.5 billion economic impact from marine recreational fishing trips

by National Marine Manufacturers Association 15 Jun 08:50 PDT
Fishing off a boat © NMMA

NOAA Fisheries confirms marine recreational fishing is a far greater economic force in the United States than their previous evaluations had indicated.

In their report, 2017 Economic Contribution of Marine Angler Expenditures on Fishing Trips in the United States, the federal agency shows angler trip expenditures totaled $10.5 billion nationwide, more than double the $4.3 billion in expenditures from the 2016 report.

The massive increase in the recreational angling economic footprint is mostly attributed to the new Marine Recreational Information Program revealing far more angler trips than previous estimates.

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