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Economic contributions of recreational sportfishing in Alaska’s Cook Inlet

Sportfishing in Alaska’s Cook Inlet offers unique fishing experiences from emerald colored rivers sourced by glaciers to windswept waves beyond the coast. The state welcomes recreational anglers of all kinds, some looking for a trip of a lifetime or just a run to the local river after work. In fact, anglers fished a total of 907,000 days in Alaska’s Cook Inlet region in 2017. Thus, the economic contributions of sportfishing to the economy of the Cook Inlet region is an important consideration for its natural resource managers.

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