Are you affected by the marine and fishing industry? It’s time to pay attention…
“Saltwater recreational fishing has a $70 billion impact on our nation’s economy, supporting 454,000 jobs. Marinas, grocery stores, restaurants,
motels, lodges, tackle shops, boat dealerships, clothing manufacturers, gas stations and a host of other businesses and entities benefit from the dollars spent by recreational anglers in pursuit of their sport. Coastal communities throughout the country depend – in some cases, exclusively – on recreational fishing for their livelihoods” quoted from Coastal Conservation’s, “A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries – Spring 2014.”
There has been a good amount of light shining on our industry lately. One thing we all know is that it is imperative to protect our waters and industry. Coastal Conservation is a partnership that has put a lot of effort and funding into this. Sunrise Marine supports this effort and we will continue to keep a watchful eye on the progress.
Take a look at this video from their press conference in March:
If you would like to read the entire report that was quoted from in the beginning of this post click here, http://coastalconservation.us/docs/MorrisDealCommissionVision.pdf
Curious as to how much of an impact it really has? Check this out: http://www.tradeonlytoday.com/2014/04/noaa-reports-detail-economic-impact-fishing/
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