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Recreational Fishing: A Favorite American Pastime

National Hunting and Fishing Day is September 25. Learn how you can participate in recreational fishing in your state or region.
September 24, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Diver in water with amberjack. Recreational fisherman with amberjack. Credit: Thomas Talbot.

Return ‘Em Right: Angling for Better Catch and Release in Gulf Reef Fisheries

Gulf of Mexico reef fish anglers and charter boat captains: Improve your skills, earn gear, and support a healthy Gulf through “Return ‘Em Right.” This Gulf-wide effort is giving you the tools to ensure the fish we release live to fight another day.
September 14, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Three anglers on a boat with a fishing rod that's bending and looks to have a fish on. Return 'Em Right will give anglers the tools and skills to successfully release reef fish so they live to help improve the overall health of reef fish fisheries. Credit: Return 'Em Right

Recreational Fisheries Roundtable Summaries 2021

Part of a series of national public discussions with recreational fishing constituents

Saltwater Anglers from Maine to Mississippi: Help Us Improve Communications About Recreational Fishing

NOAA Fisheries is looking for participants to engage in a voluntary survey to help the agency communicate more effectively on recreational fishing issues.
April 23, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Anglers fishing for striped bass off Long Island, New York

Ecosystem Science for Endangered and Threatened Rockfish in Puget Sound

Interdisciplinary and cooperative research to measure progress towards recovery and delisting of endangered and threatened species.

Lower Columbia River Fisheries

Fisheries management in the Lower Columbia River

Middle Columbia River Fisheries

Middle Columbia River salmon and steelhead tributary fisheries management.

Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Regional Snapshots

NOAA Fisheries releases quick-reference fact sheets about recreational fishing across the country.

Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Angling by the Numbers

Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with facts about recreational Atlantic highly migratory species fishing that may surprise you.
June 08, 2020 - Feature Story ,

Recreational Management Measures for the Summer Flounder Fishery: Fishing Year 2020

We approved management measures for the 2020 summer flounder recreational fishery. The implementing regulations for this fishery require us to publish recreational measures for each fishing year. The intent of this action is to constrain…