This report is our first update to the 2021 "Plan for State Partnerships" report that details best practices for administering state-federal recreational fisheries data collection programs, and improving survey designs and catch and effort estimates.
The Pacific Coast Recreational Fisheries Information Network has released its plan outlining regional priorities for the next several years to enhance data for recreational fishing management and science along the West Coast.
NOAA Fisheries has conducted a pilot study on our recreational Fishing Effort Survey. Preliminary results suggest the order of the questions in the survey may lead to overestimation of fishing effort, though a more robust study is necessary to confirm.
This handout explains how NOAA Fisheries supports the development and implementation of Gulf state data collection programs designed to produce more timely and precise recreational catch estimates for red snapper and other species.
NOAA Fisheries and Gulf State partners are working together to incorporate Gulf state survey data into regional recreational catch and effort estimates that support the federal stock assessment and sustainable management of U.S. fish stocks.