Fishing is is a major economic engine that is entwined in the fabric of our culture and history, It impacts nearly every American. Fishing puts seafood on menus and dinner tables nationwide, and provides people from across the country with jobs and recreational opportunities. Thanks to robust fish populations and healthy coastal and ocean ecosystems, in 2015, America’s commercial and recreational fisheries supported 1.62 million jobs and generated $208 billion in total sales.
Check out these stories from people across the country about how NOAA supports sustainable fisheries:
Recreational fisherman, Massachusetts
“Science-based information from NOAA is the foundation for important fish management decisions.”