The economic imprint of recreational boating and saltwater angling in the U.S. is considerable. Anglers contribute more than $1.5 billion annually to fisheries habitat and conservation via excise taxes and license fees alone. In 2011, approximately 11 million Americans saltwater fished recreationally, spending $27 billion in pursuit of their sport. That activity generated more than $70 billion in economic output and sustained 450,000 jobs. Recreational boating in the U.S. is a $36.7 billion industry and creates 338,526 marine industry jobs including manufacturing, dealers, wholesalers and services at 34,833 marine industry businesses. Recreational boating is a uniquely American industry since 95 percent of the powerboats sold in the U.S. are made in the U.S.