2015 USA Marine Recreational Fishing Statistics

According to Fisheries of the United States, 2015, the 2015 U.S. marine recreational finfish catch, including fish kept and fish released (discarded) on the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts (including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico), was an estimated 351 million fish taken on an estimated 61 million fishing trips.

The harvest was estimated at 151 million fish weighing 188 million pounds (includes fish kept or released dead).

Estimated U.S. per capita consumption of fish and shellfish was 15.5 pounds in 2015, an increase from the 14.6 pounds consumed in 2014.

Fisheries of the United States, 2015 is the annual National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) yearbook of fishery statistics for the United States for 2015. The report provides data on U.S. recreational catch and commercial fisheries landings and value as well as other aspects of U.S. commercial fishing.