Learn About NOAA Fisheries, Recreational Fishing Data Collection at Saltwater Fishing Shows

March 13, 2019

Representatives from the Marine Recreational Information Program and the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office will be available to answer your questions about estimating recreational catch at upcoming saltwater fishing shows in New Jersey and Rhode Island.

Two representatives from NOAA Fisheries table at a saltwater fishing show.

Representatives from NOAA Fisheries at the 2018 Saltwater Fishing Expo. (Image courtesy NOAA Fisheries GARFO)

Do you want to learn more about the crucial role anglers play in recreational fisheries monitoring? Have you ever wondered how NOAA Fisheries works with state agencies to conduct shoreside interviews as part of the Access Point Angler Intercept Survey, measures fishing trips through the new Fishing Effort Survey, or collects catch and effort data from charter boat and headboat operators? Do you want to discuss fishing regulations, safe handling practices, or the status of stocks in the Northeast?

This weekend and next, you can get answers to these questions and many more as representatives from NOAA Fisheries’ Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) join Port Agents and others from the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) at saltwater fishing shows in New Jersey and Rhode Island.

Please stop by our booths to say hello.

Port Agents stationed from Maine through Virginia frequently speak with members of the saltwater recreational fishing industry as well as the fishing public, and can relay your feedback to the appropriate staff at GARFO or MRIP.

Find us at the following trade shows:

Saltwater Fishing Expo (March 15-17)

  • New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center (Edison, NJ)
  • Booth #110

New England Saltwater Fishing Show (March 22-24)

  • Rhode Island Convention Center (Providence, RI)
  • Booth #402