2008 -- Fisheries Economics of the U.S.

Economic information related to commercial and recreational fishing activities, and fishing-related industries in the United States are reported in the annual Fisheries Economics of the U.S. statistical series. These reports cover a ten year time period and include descriptive statistics on commercial fisheries landings, revenue, and price trends; recreational fishing effort, participation rates, and expenditure information; and employer and non-employer establishment, payroll, and annual receipt information for fishing-related industries. The economic impact of commercial and recreational fishing activities in the U.S. is also reported in terms of employment, sales, and value-added impacts. The primary purpose of this publication is to provide the public with easily accessible economic information about the Nation’s commercial and recreational fishing activities and associated fishing-related industries. The Fisheries Economics of the U.S. reports are part of the Fisheries Economics and Sociocultural Status and Trends series.

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Interactive Fisheries Economic Impacts Tool -- Detailed information on the Economic Impacts of Commercial and Recreational Marine Fishing in the United States

Please direct comments and questions to Rita Curtis for commercial fisheries and marine economy data, and Sabrina Lovell for recreational fisheries data.