We're celebrating America’s love of fishing and boating during National Fishing and Boating Week 2021. It's a great time to learn how NOAA supports sustainable recreational fisheries for the benefit and enjoyment of the nation. We celebrate this event annually the first full week of June.
Check out the features below to get a closer look at recreational fishing.
Recreational Fishing Features
Video: Marine Mammal Guidance for Recreational Anglers in Alaska
Alaska is known for its world class fishing and wildlife experiences. Watch the video below for some tips to help make sure you have a trip that is safe for you and the amazing animals you will see on your trip.
Watch more recreational fishing videos
Reel Progress for Recreational Fishing: National Fishing and Boating Week 2021
Join us in celebrating the 2021 fishing season and kick off National and Fishing Boating Week with a leadership message from Russell Dunn, National Policy Advisor for Recreational Fisheries.
Progress Update: Engaging Recreational Anglers in Habitat Conservation
A progress update on habitat restoration projects in Alaska, Washington, California, and Virginia.
Check out the restoration projects
Climate Change: NOAA Fisheries Supports Coastal Communities
Climate change is affecting our communities, businesses, and natural resources—including our fisheries and coastal habitats.
Learn how NOAA Fisheries supports coastal communities
Fishing Memories: Meet Mike Pentony, Regional Administrator, Greater Atlantic Region
In honor of National Fishing and Boating Week, Mike Pentony, Regional Administrator for the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, shares his fondness for recreational fishing.
Learn more about his fishing memories
Infographic Illustrates the Role of For-Hire Data in Science and Management
Along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, NOAA Fisheries uses different data collection programs to gather different pieces of information about for-hire fishing activity. Each program plays a unique role in the agency’s work to estimate total recreational catch.
Learn how we collect data from for-hire captains and recreational anglers
Recreational Fishing Videos
The Southeast: Open for Fishing All Year Long
NOAA Fisheries Southeast region has a greater variety of species and more year-round recreational fishing opportunities than anywhere else in the nation.
Recreational Fishing: Many Things to Many People
Learn more about how NOAA Fisheries supports sustainable recreational fishing.