Report Shows Economic Impact of Fishing Per State & District

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The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and Southwick Associates have released a report titled Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing: U.S. Congressional Districts, which shows recreational fishing’s economic impact on all 435 Congressional districts and all 50 states.

The information in the report and infographics use data from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services’ 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, conducted in conjunction with the U.S. Census Bureau. Here are some highlights for New England states.

In 2011, Maine’s 270,563 resident anglers generated $92,563,727 in retail sales and supported 3,314 jobs in the state. State and local tax revenues generated by recreational fishing were $21,403,425.

Massachusetts had 646,691 resident anglers who generated $398,612,314 in retail sales and supported 6,193 jobs in the state. State and local tax revenues generated were $47,303,122.

New Hampshire had 221,273 resident anglers who contributed $184,257957 in retail sales and supported 3,127 jobs in the state. State and local tax revenues generated were $21,018,755.

Vermont had 136,931 resident anglers who contributed $72,774,238 in retail sales, and supported 1,165 jobs in the state. State and local tax revenues were $7,758,244.

Connecticut had 473,078 resident anglers who contributed $417,200,648 in retail sales and supported 6,141 jobs in the state. State and local tax revenues were $50,435,235.

Rhode Island had 121,384 resident anglers who contributed $94,979,428 in retail sales and supported 1,430 jobs in the state.  State and local tax revenues were $10,645,990.

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