Better Fishing, Better Data – How We Count Your Catch

The Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) implemented significant improvements to the in-person angler survey we use along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts to find out where anglers fished, what fish species they caught, and how many of each species they kept or released at sea.

In this video, you will hear directly from scientists, samplers and fishermen themselves about the changes we've made, how they're working in the field, and why they matter to the people whose lives and livelihoods are connected to sustainable recreational fishing.