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Fisheries Economics of the United States Report

April 04, 2023

The annual report provides a summary of the economic performance of U.S. marine fisheries and related industries and their important role in our nation's economy.

FEUS 2022 is the current report.

Report Overview

Fisheries Economics of the United States provides an accessible summary of the economic performance of U.S. commercial fisheries, recreational fisheries, and other marine-related industries. Of key importance to stakeholders, the report describes how U.S. marine fisheries affect the economy in terms of commercial and recreational economic impacts.

Covering a 10-year period, the report provides statistics on:

  • Commercial Fisheries and the Seafood Industry — Landings, revenue, and trends
  • Recreational Fisheries — Fishing effort, participation rates, and expenditure information
  • Marine-Related Industries — Employer and non-employer establishment, payroll, and annual receipt information
  • Economic Impacts — Commercial and recreational employment, sales, income, and value-added impacts

New Direction for the Report

Beginning with FEUS 2021, the report has been updated to improve user experience. Some sections previously included in the report have been moved to the web. Check out more information in the side navigation menu. The Data Tool allows you to explore, visualize, and download data. The Publications Database allows you to create a tailored publications list. The Data Sources and Reference Materials, Resources, and Glossary webpages provide report information in an easy-to-navigate format.

Current Economic Impact Trends

Pie charts for 2022 sales, jobs and value-added impacts for U.S. commercial and recreational fisheries
Economic impacts for U.S. commercial and recreational fisheries in 2022. 2.3 million jobs supported (1.6 million commercial, 700 thousand recreational). $321 billion in sales impacts generated ($183 billion in commercial, $138 billion in recreational). $148.9 billion in value-added impacts generated ($74.0 billion in commercial, $74.9 billion in recreational).

Previous Reports

Last updated by Office of Science and Technology on 04/12/2024