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National Recreational Boating Survey

Survey published by the United States Coast Guard detailing boat ownership, use, and safety to achieve comprehensive population coverage data, generate high quality measurement of a variety of boat features and boating activities, and produce data to estimate different boating exposure rates.
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Recreational Boating Statistics

Recreational Boating Statistics report contains statistics on recreational boating accidents and state vessel registration. It includes accidents by boat type, length, and conditions as well as registration statistics. This publication is a result of the coordinated effort of the United States Coast Guard and those states and territories that have federally approved boat numbering and casualty reporting systems.
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Life Jacket Wear Rate Observation Study

This report, published by JSI Research & Training Institute, provides data and analysis of national life jacket wear rates among recreational boaters to offer an understanding of the circumstances and patterns in which life jackets are worn/ It covers the year of publication and reports dating back to 1999.
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Outdoor Recreation Participation Study

A look at trends in American participation in outdoor recreation with a focus on youth, diversity and the future of the outdoors. The study offers insights into current participant’s behavior and the direction of outdoor recreation participation.
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Special Report on Fishing and Boating

This report provides a comprehensive look at overall trends in participation and detailed information and analysis of specific fishing and boating categories—including motivations, barriers and preferences of key groups.
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Overview

This report demonstrates the value of Fish and Wildlife-Related Recreation to the American people by providing information on participation and expenditures for fishing, hunting and wildlife watching.
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Fishing and Hunting

This report analyzes the factors correlated with recent data in hunting participation, fishing participation and license sales. It uses a review of past research, interviews with agency personnel, and surveys of both hunters and anglers, and multi-regression analyses.
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Other Consumer Reports

Reports focused on consumer trends that are directly related to the recreational boating industry. Includes studies on leisure products, recreational boating access, and consumers’ economic attitudes.