Survey Design and Statistical Methods for Estimation of Recreational Fisheries Catch and Effort
This document describes the technical details of the Marine Recreational Information Program's suite of recreational fishing surveys, as well as the methods it uses to produce estimates of total recreational catch.
Published in December 2018 and last updated in September 2021, this document describes the technical details of the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) surveys designed and administered by the Office of Science and Technology, as well as the methods the program uses to produce recreational catch and effort estimates. It includes information about current and legacy surveys, historical changes and anticipated improvements, and the calibration methodologies that have allowed us to maintain our long-term time series of recreational fisheries statistics while implementing changes to survey designs. As the program evolves, this report may be updated.