Disputed National Marine Fisheries Service data leads to a correction

nmfs_logoAfter significant objection from the recreational fishing and boating community, the National Marine Fisheries Service is taking steps to correct a key fisheries economics  report that misleadingly indicated that the domestic commercial fishing industry in the United States was significantly larger than the recreational fishing industry. Furthermore, the corrected data show that the domestic commercial fishing industry actually decreased by $2.3 billion in 2012. Read more here  Read the “correction” 14:24

2 Responses to Disputed National Marine Fisheries Service data leads to a correction

  1. philips66 says:

    Liars lie (and this administration is full of liars in every dept.), I’m glad to see them getting caught this time.

  2. MIGHTYJ says:

    Sport fishing organizations are highly suspect due to the fact that anyone can say they are a sport fisherman. The numbers on economic activity are often severely inflated. Just because one person in a family decides to catch a fish does not mean their whole vacation to the sea coast was all for the purpose of catching said fish.
    So if they want to correct some numbers they should go after the sport fish numbers because they are complete BS.

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