The Economic Importance of Marine Angler Expenditures in the United States; Selected Results Public Deposited

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  • In 1998, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) launched a series of marine recreational angler expenditure survey in the Northeast (NE) management region (Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia). This series was extended to the Southeast (SE) management region (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana) in 1999 and the Pacific (PAC) management region (California, Oregon, and Washington) in 2000. These surveys were designed to collect the data needed to estimate average and total angler expenditures, by state and resident status, on trip expenses and durable goods for use in economic impact assessment. These estimates are currently being used to develop economic impacts, by state and by the United States (US) as a whole, using IMPLAN1, a ready-made input-output model. This report briefly summarizes the methodologies used to estimate expenditures and economic impacts from the survey data. Across the US, anglers spent $20.4 billion in 2000 with the SE contributing $12.5 billion, the PAC contributing with $4.5 billion, and the NE contributing $4.2 billion. Due to space limitations, only results from the state of Massachusetts are presented here. Massachusetts was chosen because it has the highest expenditures of any state in the NE with $847 million spent by saltwater recreational anglers in 1998. This level of expenditures generated $341 million dollars in output, $153 million dollars in personal income, and 5,200 jobs in the state of Massachusetts.
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  • Gentner, Brad, Scott Steinback, Jeremy Castle. 2002. The Economic Importance of Marine Angler Expenditures in the United States; Selected Results. Peer Review: No. In: Proceedings of the Eleventh Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, August 19-22, 2002, Wellington, New Zealand: Fisheries in the Global Economy. Compiled by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 2002. CD ROM.
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