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Fisheries Economics of the United States, 2017 Report

September 17, 2021

Fisheries Economics of the United States (FEUS) is an annual report that provides economic statistics on the nation’s commercial fishing and seafood industry, recreational fisheries, and marine-related businesses.

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).

Last updated by Office of Science and Technology on 06/02/2023