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NOAA’s Saltwater Fisheries Photo Contest Voting Continues

Cast your vote for the top photos in NOAA’s Saltwater Fisheries Photo Contest!
January 27, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Marlin with lure Marlin with lure. Credit: Cory Wheeler.

NOAA Recreational Fisheries Year In Review

Check out NOAA Fisheries recreational fishing highlights from 2021.
December 14, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Recreational fisherman with Atlantic Sailfish Recreational fisherman with Atlantic Sailfish. Credit: Austin Porter.

2022 National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Summit

| 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The fourth National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Summit will be held on March 29-30, 2022 in Arlington, Virginia.


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

NOAA’s Favorite Catch Photo Contest 2021: Share Your Best Shot!

Send us your best saltwater recreational fishing photo to enter for a chance to win a weekend fishing trip in the Florida Keys!
August 16, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Man flyfishing for lingcod off of Humboldt Bay Jetty, California Fly fishing for lingcod off of Humboldt Bay Jetty California. Credit: Nicholas Easterbrook/NOAA Fisheries

Engaging Anglers to Improve Catch and Release Practices and Restore Reef Fish in the Gulf

NOAA, the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, and university and private sector partners are working with the recreational fishing community to better understand catch and release tools and support fish restoration projects.
June 11, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A fish under the surface next to a boat, with a fish descender device connected to its mouth to help guide it down. Fish released with descending devices can swim back down to their habitats and avoid injury or predation. Credit: Adrian Gray

Ask MRIP: Answering Your Questions About Recreational Fishing Data Collection

NOAA Fisheries' Marine Recreational Information Program is responding to questions about interviewing anglers, weighing and measuring fish, and deciding where to sample the recreational fishing community.
June 08, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Man fishing off a boat Credit: NOAA Fisheries