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Report Shows Fishing’s Mainstream Appeal And Broad Economic Impacts
January 22, 2003
One of the most solid industries in the
“Every time someone goes fishing in
A number of reports strongly indicate that fishing is identified by American families as one of the best ways to spend quality time together. A recent nationwide Harris poll found that fishing was ranked the most popular outdoor activity in
Fishing also greatly supports our nation’s conservation efforts through the Sport Fish Restoration Program. Special taxes on fishing gear and motorboat fuel channel hundreds of millions of anglers’ dollars toward state fish and wildlife conservation and recreation programs each year.
The American Sportfishing Association’s analysis is based on data from the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, conducted every five years on behalf of the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies by the Census Bureau and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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