According to an article in the latest issue of Alaska Magazine (Feb. '08, p. 11), only about one-third of Alaskans fish, and that percentage is declining.
Also, in 2001, 421,000 people fished in Alaska, but by 2006 that number had dropped to 310,000, a decline of 26%.
Can any of you guides confirm this? Have you seen this trend in your business?
(On the other hand, wildlife viewing in Alaska is up 22% over just five years ago.)