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Survey Reveals Roanoke River Striped Bass Worth Almost $1 Million

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How much is a fishing season worth to local economies? A survey requested by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission revealed that during the 1998 Roanoke River striped bass season anglers spent about $918,000. The season lasts 75 days. Local economies benefited through money spent on lodging, food, gas, and bait. Eighteen hundred questionnaires were distributed to fishermen, of which six hundred were returned.