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March 9, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Economic impact sport salmon fishery figures on coastal communities

Here is an interesting table I found in the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s review of 2011 salmon fisheries.

It provides estimates of Washington coastal community and state personal income impacts in thousands of real (inflation adjusted, 2011) dollars of the recreational ocean salmon fishery for major port areas:

Year: Neah Bay/La Push/Westport/Ilwaco/Coastal Community Total/State Total

1976-1980: 2,323 / 1,152 / 23,103/ 11,309 / 37,886/ 50,139

1981-1985: 1,405 / 144 / 9,090 / 4,672 / 15,310 / 20,296

1986-1990: 1,078 / 123 / 5,158 / 2,781 / 9,140 / 12,019

1991-1995: 572 / 112 / 3,184 / 1,615 / 5,483 / 7,141

1996-2000: 303 / 82 / 1,491 / 729 / 2,606 / 3,388

2001: 784/ 160 / 5,828 / 3,692 / 10,464 / 12,224

2002: 667 / 170 / 5,368 / 2,939 / 9,144 / 10,684

2003: 969 / 271 / 6,046 / 3,917 / 11,203 / 13,106

2004: 1,136 / 241 / 4,932 / 3,233 / 9,542 / 11,187

2005: 779 / 244 / 4,501 / 2,618 / 8,142 / 9,534

2006: 511 / 214 / 3,324 / 2,035 / 6,084 / 7,121

2007: 521 / 166 / 3,411 / 2,660 / 6,757 / 7,900

2008: 226 / 100 / 2,243 / 948 / 3,516 / 4,109

2009: 608 / 267 / 4,280 / 2,929 / 8,084 / 9,455

2010: 439 / 219 / 4,285 / 2,050 / 6,993 / 8,171

2011: 433 / 237 / 3,428 / 1,879 / 5,977 / 6,993

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