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Fisheries Economics of the United States, 2016

The annual Fisheries Economics of the United States report provides economic information related to U.S. commercial and recreational fishing activities and fishing-related industries.

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This report covers a ten year time period and includes descriptive statistics on:

  • Commercial fisheries: commercial fisheries landings, revenue, price trends.
  • Recreational fisheries: recreational fishing effort, participation rates, expenditure information.
  • Fishing-related industries: employer and non-employer establishment, payroll, annual receipt information for fishing-related industries.
  • Economic impact: employment, sales, value-added impacts.

 

Infographics

 

Commercial and Recreational Fisheries (Combined) Totals

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Total Sales Generated by U.S. Commercial and Recreational Fishing Industries, 2016:
U.S. Total – $212 Billion Sales

 

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Total Jobs Supported by Commercial and Recreational Fishing Industries:
U.S. Total – 1.7 Million Jobs

 

Commercial Fisheries Totals

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U.S. Commercial Fishing & Seafood Industry Economic Impact Trends, 2016:
Jobs – 1.19 Million, Income – $39.9 Billion, Sales – $144.3 Billion, Value Added – $60.8 Billion, Revenue – $5.3 Billion

 

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Total Landings Revenue of Key Commercial Species/Species Groups, 2016:
Walleye Pollock – $407 Million, Pacific Salmon – $448 Million, Shrimp – $522 Million, American Lobster – $667 Million, Sea Scallop – $486 Million

 

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Total Jobs Supported by the U.S. Seafood Industry by State, 2016

 

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Total Sales Generated by the U.S. Seafood Industry by State, 2016

 

Recreational Fisheries Totals

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U.S. Recreational Fisheries Economic Impact Trends, 2016:
Jobs – 472,020, Income – $24.3 Billion, Sales – $67.9 Billion, Value Added – $38.7 Billion, Total Trips – 63.3 Million

 

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Total Jobs Supported by U.S. Recreational Fishing Industries by State, 2016

 

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Total Sales Generated by U.S. Recreational Fishing Industries by State, 2016

Last updated by Office of Science and Technology on December 14, 2018