Vol. 6, Issue 17 - Marine recreational fishing
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Marine recreational fishing activities include saltwater recreational fishing trips and purchases of fishing-related durable equipment. The three saltwater recreational fishing modes include charter boats for-hire, private boats, and shore fishing. MarketMaker includes charter boats-for hire in its national online database under Tourism/Fishing charter. More than 1,000 charter boats for-hire are registered in MarketMaker, and 26 of these businesses are located in Mississippi. To view the online database of charter boats-for hire, please click this LINK.
More than 11 million anglers per year went recreational fishing in the marine waters of the United States. Excluding Texas (where data was not available), saltwater recreational anglers in the Gulf of Mexico States averaged more than 3 million per year. In Mississippi, the number of saltwater recreational anglers averaged 250,000 per year. Figure 1 shows the long-term trend in the total number of saltwater recreational anglers in Mississippi. This number includes recreational anglers from coastal and non-coastal areas and from out-of-state areas. Anglers from coastal areas of Mississippi averaged about 60 percent of the total number. Out-of-state anglers added 24 percent, while non-coastal Mississippi counties contributed 16 percent. Saltwater recreational anglers made more than 76 million fishing trips per year in marine waters of the United States. In the Gulf of Mexico States, saltwater recreational anglers went fishing more than 22 million trips per year. Recreational anglers made more than 1.2 million trips per year in the marine waters of Mississippi. Figure 2 shows the long-term trend in the number of recreational fishing trips in the marine waters of Mississippi. This number includes fishing trips made in shore, in private boats, and in charter boats for-hire.
Economic impacts from recreational fishing activities include impacts from fishing trips and expenditures on fishing-related durable equipment. The three fishing modes include charter boats for-hire, private boats, and shore fishing.
Output sales is the gross sales by businesses within the economic region affected by an activity. The total annual output impacts of marine recreational fishing in Mississippi since 2006 are shown in Figure 3 below:
Employment impacts are expressed in terms of a mix of both full-time and part-time jobs. The total annual employment impacts of marine recreational fishing in Mississippi are shown in Figure 4 below:
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