Fishing is critical to the recreational boating industry – more than 70 percent of all boat outings involve fishing


Key Facts
economic impact attributed to recreational anglers
U.S. jobs supported by recreational fishing
Conservation contributions, by anglers, since 1951


Recreational Boating Industry’s Top Policy Priorities
  • Modernize and reauthorize the Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
  • Implement 30x30 protections that maintain reasonable and responsible access to recreation.
  • Pass the Forage Fish Conservation Act to require federal marine fisheries managers to better account for the role of forage fish in the ecosystem.