Fisheries Economics of the United States
Each year we produce three reports on the status of U.S. marine fisheries: Status of the Stocks, Fisheries of the United States, and Fisheries Economics of the United States.
Published each fall, Fisheries Economics of the United States takes a detailed look at the economic performance of commercial and recreational fisheries and other marine-related sectors on a state, regional, and national basis. It also describes how U.S. commercial and recreational fishing affects the economy, in terms of employment, sales, and value-added impacts. For each region, management highlights give a summary of stock status, updates on catch share programs, and other selected management issues. Economic performance indicators for catch share programs are also reported; these will be extended to include non-catch-share fisheries in the next edition.
Each report covers 10 years, and includes 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).
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