Industry Excise Taxes Increase Boating and Fishing Access Nationwide

From simple, single lane boat launches to massive, modernized marinas, Americans have access to thousands of safe, clean, well-maintained boating and fishing access sites nationwide. Many of these sites are constructed and maintained as a result of a successful conservation partnership, which begins with fishing equipment manufacturers who pay excise taxes and a motor boat fuel tax collected through the Sport Fish Restoration (SFR) Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) then administers funds through the SFR program to state fish and wildlife agencies to create and improve public boating access facilities and fishing opportunities.


These facilities provide safe opportunities for families to enjoy time on the water, are important fixtures within their communities, and encourage growth in boating and angling participation and spending.


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