Socio-economic data - Norway
According to the latest available data, 42% of the Norwegian population (age 16-74 years) is angling, both at sea (ca. 35%) and inland (ca. 30%).
It is estimated that the direct impact of inland fishing is over €44 million, and over €60 million when taking into account the ripple effects. There is no data for sea angling.
In terms of angling tourism, no data is available, but at least 300,000 German tourists visit Norway each year to go fishing.