Executive Steering Committee

The MRIP Executive Steering Committee (ESC) includes senior managers and representatives from NOAA Fisheries and Interstate Marine Fisheries Commissions, and participants from the NOAA Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) and the Regional Fishery Management Councils.

ESC members provide a connection between MRIP and the federal and state marine fisheries agencies, interstate marine fisheries commissions, regional fishery management councils, and MAFAC. The members ensure that the  needs of these key partners and stakeholders are being met and represent MRIP in meetings of agencies and organizations outside of NOAA. The ESC monitors the work of other teams and overall progress of MRIP, and identifies resource needs and program priorities to NOAA fisheries.


Ned CyrNOAA Fisheries, Office of Science & Technology (chair)
Gordon Colvin NOAA Fisheries, Office of Science & Technology (executive secretary)
Robert BealAtlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
Dave DonaldsonGulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
Randy FisherPacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Doug MecumNOAA Fisheries, Alaska Regional Office
Emily MenashesNOAA Fisheries, Office of Sustainable Fisheries
Clay PorchNOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Russ DunnNOAA Fisheries, Office of Assistant Administrator


Rip CunninghamMarine Fisheries Advisory Committee
Miguel RolonCaribbean Fishery Management Council
Kitty SimondsWestern Pacific Fishery Management Council






MRIP Implementation Plan - The Implementation Plan provides an update on our progress to date in developing the many components of MRIP, as well as our blueprint for putting it into action. The Implementation Plan is a joint product of the Operations, Communication and Education, and Angler Registry Teams prepared with guidance from the Executive Steering Committee. A dynamic document, the Implementation Plan will continue to evolve in response to the latest science and the emerging needs of fisheries managers, regulators, policy makers and stakeholders.

Progress Report 2007 - Surveys on saltwater anglers' catch and effort give managers vital information on recreational fishing's impact on fisheries and values to our society. After nearly a year of getting the right pieces and organizational structures in place, the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) initiative got into full swing in 2007. The best minds from state and federal government and the fishing community have been assembled to develop a new program that will serve as the most trusted source of saltwater recreational fishing data.

MRIP Development Plan

Report to Congress 2011

MRIP Regional Implementation Workshop Report 2013