Your Fishing Counts: An Angler’s Guide to the Marine Recreational Information Program
Estimating recreational catch is an important part of our work to keep fisheries sustainable and keep anglers fishing. Anglers play a key role in helping us count the number of fish caught, kept, and released. Learn about our data collection efforts
Lose the Loop!
This video describes what happens to lost and discarded trash and how it can attract the attention of sea lions and seals that can become entangled in it, suffer, and die. There are 3 things we can all do to help right now.
Highly Migratory Species: Catch and Release Best Practices and Catch Reporting
NOAA’s Highly Migratory Species Management Division provides stewardship for tuna, sharks, swordfish and billfish, throughout the Atlantic. Learn about online permits and best practices for catch and release fishing of these highly prized sport fish.
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 nation's 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.
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