Commerce Department Report
Describes Economic Impact of
Marine Recreational Fishing
NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center
N E W SSalt 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.