N.J. fishing industry among country’s strongest

The New Jersey fishing industry is among the country’s most robust, generating billions in sales in 2016. That’s according to a report detailing the impact of the commercial and recreational fishing industry released on Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The report, analyzing the industry’s impact by state in 2016, found that nationwide, it generated $212 billion in sales and supported 1.7 million jobs. The commercial industry accounts for the lion’s share of sales at $144 billion. >click to read<10:01

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