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- Annual estimates are provided for sales impacts, value added impacts, income impacts and employment impacts of marine recreational fishing for the years 2006 through 2012.
- Sales impacts, value added impacts and income impacts are measured in thousands of nominal dollars, which are not adjusted for inflation. Employment impacts are measured in number of jobs, which includes both part-time and full-time jobs.
- Sales impacts reflect total dollar sales generated from marine recreational fishing expenditures in each state. Value-added impacts represents the contribution marine recreational fishing makes to gross domestic product. Income impacts represent wages, salaries, benefits, and proprietary income generated from marine recreational fishing.
- Economic impacts are provided for the following types of marine recreational fishing expenditures: durable equipment, for-hire trips, private boat trips, and shore trips.
- Impacts within a state are additive across expenditure categories for each distinct impact category (sales, employment, and value added). For example, you may add the number jobs related to expenditures on durable equipment, and the three types of trips (i.e., for-hire, private boat, and shore) together to get the total number of jobs generated in a state as a result of marine recreational fishing.
- Please note that it is incorrect to add any of the impact categories (sales, value added, income and employment impacts) together.
- The economic impact estimates for a specific state measure only the impacts that occurred within that state due to marine recreational fishing expenditures in that state. Impacts cannot be added across states to estimate regional or national impacts because the impacts generated in one state by marine recreational fishing expenditures in other states are not included in the estimated impacts for that state and because durable expenditures are not additive across states. These interstate impacts are captured in the aggregate U.S. model.
A discussion of the model used to generate the marine recreational fishing impacts estimates from 2006-2010 can be found in the economic impacts section of the methods section of Gentner, B. and S. Steinback. 2008. The Economic Contribution of Marine Angler Expenditures in the United States, 2006. U.S. Department of Commerce. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/SPO-94.
- A discussion of the model used to generate the marine recreational fishing impacts estimates from 2011 to 2012 can be found in Lovell, S., S. Steinback, and J. Hilger. 2013. The Economic Contribution of Marine Angler Expenditures in the United States, 2011. U.S. Department of Commerce. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/SPO-134.
- The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission assisted with the development of this interactive impacts and expenditures tool.