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Seafood generates $28.7 billion in sales for Florida

May 9, 2017

U.S. commercial and recreational fishing generated $208 billion in sales, contributed $97 billion to the gross domestic product and supported 1.6 million full- and part-time jobs in 2015 — above the five-year average — according to NOAA’s Fisheries Economics of the United States report released today. The sales in Florida alone totaled $28.7 billion.

The recreational fishing in West Florida in 2015 had 13,425 trips, created 61,278 jobs, and had sales of $6,947,889.

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