Water quality is essential for quality fishing, enjoyable and safe outdoor recreation, and public health. Over half of all reservoirs are eutrophic or hypereutrophic.
Habitat has become degraded across the nation, with the average age of large reservoirs over 50.
Over 60 million anglers generate $46 billion in sales which has a ripple effect through the nation's economy generating $115 billion in overall economic impact.
For Immediate Release Jared Pfliger, Communications Manager 703-519-9691, x255 American Sportfishing Association Sportfishing Industry Testifies Before U.S. House of Representatives on Economic Impact of Recreational Fishing The growing outdoor industry needs adequate infrastructure to continue its...