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Economic Contributions of Alabama Seafood Industry and Marine Recreational Fishing, 2006-2015

Economic impacts from recreational fishing 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.

Economic impacts of the seafood industry includes impacts from commercial fishing, seafood processing, seafood wholesaling, seafood importing, seafood and fish markets and seafood restaurants.

Output or sales is the gross sales by businesses within the economic region affected by an activity. The total economic impact is the sum of direct, indirect and induced impacts. The total sales impacts of marine recreational fishing industry and seafood industry are shown below:

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Employment or jobs impacts are expressed in terms of a mix of both full-time and part-time jobs. The total economic impact is the sum of direct, indirect and induced impacts. The total jobs impacts of marine recreational fishing industry and seafood industry are shown below:

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Source of raw data: NOAA Fisheries.