Fishing in WA worth $2.4 billion per year
IN a Western Australian first, an economic study detailed the annual economic spend by recreational fishers on fishing related activities such as fishing trips and travel, fishing gear and boat fishing costs. The results, a staggering $2.4 billion is spent by WA fishers each year!
According to an article on Recfish WA's website, the $2.4 billion yearly injection into the state’s economy demonstrates that recreational fishing in WA matters.
“It’s important to note this is a voluntary spend from our community, it’s not a tax, people aren’t forced to spend their hard earned dollars to go fishing, they choose to. $2.4 billion is the new baseline for recreational fishing value, as long as fishing experiences are protected and enhanced this figure will continue to grow.”