Did you know that in 2013 the sportfishing industry had a total annual economic impact of $115 billion! There are over 60 million anglers in American spending $46 billion on fishing equipment, transportation, lodging and other sportfishing related expenses.
The fishing community supports more than 828,000 jobs and generates $35 billion in wages and $15 billion in federal and state taxes! Over the last five years the sportfishing industry grew 5%! So for all the sportfishers out there-Thank you! Keep on Reelin’ in another fish and boosting up our economy!
**Statistics from the American Sportfishing Association in January 2013 / Find more info at http://fishhabitat.org/news/asa-releases-new-fishing-statistics-report