How We Sample Anglers
Most current angler surveys separately sample anglers for catch rate and effort information in order to ensure the most complete and accurate results possible. All gathered information is combined to produce estimates of total catch. For more on how we estimate total catch, see Estimation Methods.
In practice, MRIP uses several different surveys depending on the mode of fishing or region.
How We Count Your Catch
In this video, you will hear directly from scientists, samplers and fishermen themselves about the changes 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.