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Recreational Fishing in America

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, nearly 40 million licensed anglers generate over $46 billion in retail sales with a $115 billion impact on the nation’s economy creating employment for more than 828,000 people. The political clout is even greater when you consider at least 60 million anglers fished at some point over the past five-years and consider themselves to be anglers.

Detailed information on angler participation is available to ASA members.  For general information, contact Communications Director Mary Jane Williamson, (703) 519-9691 x227.

For more specific information on fishing participation, or for information from AnglerSurvey related to monthly fishing and purchasing activities, contact Southwick Associates at ASA members receive a 15 percent discount on any customized research on these and other sportfishing-related topics.

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