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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 30

June 29, 2011

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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THURSDAY, JUNE 30: FISHING

Profile America — Thursday, June 30th. It’s a good bet that many people will be cleaning up their fishing rods and reels, checking their lures, and buying some bait to go fishing this weekend. While avid fishermen go out all year long, summer sees increased activity on the nation’s rivers, lakes, and at the ocean. Fishing is one of the most popular activities in the U.S., enjoyed by more than 30 million adults. More than eight-out-of-10 fish in fresh water, while the remainder prefer the ocean. Going fishing can be simple or costly. The average fisherman goes on 13 fishing trips a year, many of them involving boat rentals, guides, food and lodging — and, oh yes, fishing licenses. Each year, the cost of fishing tackle alone comes to just over $2 billion. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources: Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1255, 1249

Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).

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