Economic Contributions of Marine Recreational Fishing

The economic contributions of marine recreational fishing include economic activities generated from marine fishing trips and expenditures on fishing-related durable equipment. The three marine recreational fishing modes include:
  • charter boats-for-hire,
  • private boats, and
  • shore fishing.
The total economic contributions are the sum of direct, indirect and induced effects.
  • Direct effects express the economic activities in the sector in which the expenditure was initially made.
  • Indirect effects result from changes in the economic activity of other industrial sectors which supply goods or services to the sector being evaluated.
  • Induced effects are the result of personal consumption expenditures by industry employees.