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Fishing--Minnesota; Fishes--Minnesota


The value of angling as a recreational feature is generally recognized by everyone in Minnesota. About one adult Minnesotan in three fishes, to say nothing of those younger. than 16 who need no fishing license. The impact of this sport fishing on the economy of the state is considerable. The 1.3 million resident and non-resident anglers spend some 100 million dollars annually to catch fish (Scheftel, 1958) and the annual sportfishing catch of fish from some 2 million acres of Minnesota fishing waters has been conservatively estimated at about 25 million pounds (50 million fish) (Moyle, 1958).

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