It's that time of year again! Cast a line and join anglers across the country in celebrating National Fishing and Boating Week, June 3–11, 2023. This event is held annually the first full week of June. All week long, we'll be sharing how NOAA supports sustainable recreational fisheries for the benefit and enjoyment of the nation.
Check out the recreational fishing features below.
Recreational Fishing Features
Cooperative Research: Citizens and Government Working Together to Study Fisheries
Cooperative research is a team effort! But what is it exactly? It's research that involves NOAA scientists as well as recreational and/or commercial fishermen. On this episode of "Dive In With NOAA Fisheries", we explore a few different kinds of cooperative research that citizens and recreational and commercial fishers have participated in—just in time for National Fishing and Boating Week!
Pacific Islands Region: Fishing Provides More than Just Fish
In the Pacific Islands, non-commercial fishing is a way to provide food for our families and communities, perpetuate traditions, and connect with one another.
Kicking Off Summer with National Fishing and Boating Week 2023
NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Janet Coit reflects on the importance of the U.S. recreational fishing community to kick off National Fishing and Boating Week 2023!
Colorful Fishing Barges Popularized Ocean Fishing on the West Coast, Leaving Legacy of Anglers
The Point Loma, Georgia, and other barges made fishing easy and fun.
NOAA Fisheries recently partnered with the National Park Trust, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, and NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries to take families fishing in our underwater marine parks.
Help Endangered Whales: Slow Down in Slow Zones
All boaters can help save right whales by slowing down in Right Whale Slow Zones.
National Fish Habitat Partnership Projects to Engage Recreational Fishing Communities and Restore Habitat
Nearly $180,000 will support habitat restoration and angler engagement in Florida, Hawaiʻi, and Alaska.
Top 10 Activities for Saltwater Anglers This National Fishing and Boating Week
Check out some activities that can help everyone have a great National Fishing and Boating Week in 2023!
Your Fishing Counts: An Angler’s Guide to the Marine Recreational Information Program
Estimating recreational catch is an important part of our work to keep fisheries sustainable and keep anglers fishing. Anglers play a key role in helping us count the number of fish caught, kept, and released. Learn about our data collection efforts by watching the video below.