Recreational Anglers: Ensuring the Health of Cod and Haddock
Recreational fishing for Atlantic cod and haddock in New England. Video includes tips and techniques for avoiding cod and catching haddock and ensuring sustainability of the Nations’ fishery resources.
Marine Mammal Guidance for Recreational Anglers in Alaska
Alaska is known for its world class fishing and wildlife experiences. Here are some tips to help make sure you have a trip that is safe for you and the amazing animals you will see on your trip.
The Southeast: Open for Fishing All Year Long
Three regions, the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic, make up the NOAA Fisheries Southeast region and the Southeast region has a greater variety of species and more year-round recreational fishing opportunities than anywhere else.
Recreational Fishing: Many Things to Many People
At NOAA, fishing isn’t just our job, it’s our passion. Saltwater recreational fishing is the lifeblood of coastal communities, and we’re committed to supporting anglers through research and management decisions that keep fish populations sustainable.
We Fish! American Samoa
In American Samoa, fishing is a resource for food, an outlet for fun and education, and a way to perpetuate cultural family practices and the conservation of marine resources for future generations.
Recreational Saltwater Fishing: Know Before You Go
A quick explanation of the rules for recreational saltwater fishing in federal waters.
Atlantic Recreational Shark Fishing: Handling and Release of Sharks
Prohibited shark identification, including dusky and other ridgeback sharks, and tips for safe handling and release. Includes information on permitting and regulations for recreational shark fishing in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Down Scope: Saving Snapper & Grouper from Barotrauma
Reef fish in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, like snapper and grouper, suffer from barotrauma when brought to the surface, and many die. But these fish can survive when released at depth using fish descenders. See how easy they are to use.
National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy
Saltwater recreational fishing is an important thread in the social, cultural, and economic fabric of coastal communities. NOAA is committed to fostering and enhancing sustainable, high quality recreational fisheries and public access to them.
Recompression Devices: Helping Anglers Fish Smarter
The survival rates of caught and released deep sea fish are low because of a condition known as “barotrauma”. Learn how NOAA Fisheries and partners in the recreational fishing community are working together to address this problem.
Better Fishing, Better Data - How We Count Your Catch
Learn how recreational anglers play a critical role in ensuring sustainable fisheries through participation in fishing surveys and interviews. The results of these surveys, in combination with other data, determine the health of recreational fisherie
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