Recreational fishing generates billions of dollars of economic activity throughout our coastal communities every year. NOAA Fisheries is producing a new series of video shorts focusing on recreational fishing across the country and how we support one of America's favorite pastimes. With a new video being released each month, we will be highlighting a range of topics and opportunities. Watch these videos and learn more about marine recreational fishing from waters across the country.
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If you would like additional information on any of these topics please contact your regional recreational fishing coordinator.
Highly Migratory Species: Catch and Release Best Practices and Catch Reporting
NOAA Fisheries provides stewardship for tuna, sharks, swordfish and billfish throughout the Atlantic, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean waters. These species are among the most highly prized sport fish in the world. Watch the video below to brush up on catch and release best practices and catch reporting.
Recreational Anglers: Ensuring the Health of Cod and Haddock
Cod's importance to New England, and by extension American history, is undeniable. Cod has defined New England for centuries and fishermen have always been important partners in protecting this historic fish. Check out the video below for tips and techniques for avoiding cod and catching haddock to help ensure the sustainability of the Nations’ 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
NOAA Fisheries Southeast region has a greater variety of species and more year-round recreational fishing opportunities than anywhere else in the nation.
Recreational Fishing: Many Things to Many People
Learn more about how NOAA Fisheries supports sustainable recreational fishing.