Economic Studies on Fishing
As anglers and small business owners who rely on sportfishing for our way of life, we know that sportfishing is a major component of California’s economy. Serving as regional catalysts in local economies throughout the State, sportfishing helps support hotels, gas stations, restaurants, guide services, campgrounds, marinas, bait & tackle shops, among other small businesses that rely on a healthy sportfishing draw in California.
To learn more about the impacts sportfishing has on the California economy, check out the studies below!
Economic Impact of Recreational Salmon Fishing in California (Golden Gate Salmon Association)
Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing: U.S. Congressional Districts (Southwick Associates)
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of Fish and Wildlife Fish Stocking Data
As California’s only Government Watchdog dedicated to protecting access for anglers, we are always following the legislative and regulatory bodies whose decisions impact your ability to enjoy California’s pristine Pacific Coast, lakes and streams.
Below are some of the California Government representatives, regulatory agencies and legislative bodies we monitor regularly.
CA Natural Resources Agency:
- Fish and Game Commission
- Marine Resources Committee
- Wildlife Resources Committee
- Tribal Committee
- Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Ocean Protection Council (meets quarterly)