Fishing is Big Money
Recreational fishing in the U.S. has created an impressive impact on the economy. 46 million angler-fishers have brought new jobs and had a total economic impact of $115 billion in 2017. $48 billion was generated in retail sales.
More than 800,000 jobs have been created through the manufacturing, sale or provision of tackle and other fishing gear, along with hospitality, and boat builders. The amazing thing about this sport is that people from all parts of the country are participating and traveling just to fish. Check out the stats on these top 10 fishing states!
No matter if you’re fishing in the ocean or a small neighborhood lake, you’re making a positive impact on the economy!