Report Finds Northeast Anglers Spent $4.5 Billion Fishing in 1998 -- July 23, 2001 2001/07/23 Northeast Anglers Spent $4.5 Billion in 1998

Commerce Department Report

Describes Economic Impact of

Marine Recreational Fishing

George Liles
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NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center

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Salt water anglers in ten Northeast states spent an estimated $4.5 Billion on recreational fishing equipment and fishing trips in 1998, according to a report released July 12 by the Commerce Department. The authors of the report are Scott Steinback, an economist at the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Science Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and Brad Gentner, an economist at NOAA Fisheries Headquarters in Silver Springs, Maryland.

The report ( Marine Angler Expenditures in the Northeast, 1998) is available online.

A Commerce Department news release describing the report is available here.

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