Striped Bass Provides Huge Economic Benefits for U.S. Coastal States

A recent study commissioned by the McGraw Center for Conservation Leadership and conducted by Southwick Associates, the nation’s leading outdoor market research and economics firm, discovered that in 2016, the fishery accounted for more than 48 million pounds of landed fish by both commercial and recreational anglers. This total fishing activity contributed a total of $7.8 billion toward our nation’s gross domestic product.

While commercial fishing plays a vital role in providing key jobs and revenues with regards to striped bass, recreational anglers accounted for 90 percent of the striped bass caught and accounted for 98 percent of the total economic contributions from this fishery.

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