150 Million Dollars in federal stimulus money
7 Salt water hatcheries
3,129 immediate construction jobs benefiting local economies near hatchery sites.
Millions of dollars of New Jersey’s fair share of the Federal excise tax return.
40 million dollars annually in license fees to enhance New Jersey salt water fishing
Millions in lost tourist dollars
Millions of lost recreational fishing hours.
The ability to protect against poaching of our salt water fish.
The continued bankruptcy of bait shops,charter fishing operations,party boats and other related businesses
The ability of New Jersey to responsibly manage the States marine resources.
New Jersey fishermen will lose their fair share of flounder, sea bass, tug and other fish due to the inability to submit the proper data to the federal government.
Negative impact to our New Jersey shore culture
Reduced value of New Jersey waterfront property
The ability of New Jersey to proactively rebuild the States depleted Weakfish population.
Reduced opportunities for future generations of New Jersey salt water anglers!
169 permanent green jobs in the form of biologists and other hatchery personnel.