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Employment Contributions of Charter Boats For-Hire in Mississippi, Gulf of Mexico, and United States, 2006-2015

The charter boats-for-hire are included in the NAICS code 487210 or “Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water” in the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS, 2011).  This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing scenic and sightseeing transportation on water. The services provided are usually local and involve same-day return to place of origin. 

Employment or job contributions are expressed in terms of a mix of both full-time and part-time jobs. Total economic contribution is the sum of direct, indirect and induced effects. The total job contributions in Mississippi, the Gulf of Mexico and United States are shown below:

MS
AL
LA
WCFL
TX
GOM
USA
Source of raw data: NOAA Fisheries.

**Posadas, B.C. 2015. Economic Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill to Mississippi Seafood, and Commercial and Recreational Fishing Sectors. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1218, Mississippi State, Mississippi.

**Posadas, B.C. and B.K.A. Posadas, Jr. 2013. License and Size Profiles of Mississippi Seafood, and Commercial and Recreational Fishing Sectors. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1206, Mississippi State, Mississippi. 

**Posadas, BC. and B.K.A. Posadas, Jr. 2013. Estimation of the Baseline for the Assessment of the Economic Impacts of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill to the Mississippi Commercial Fishing Sector. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1204, Mississippi State, Mississippi.