Join us for National Fishing and Boating Week June 4-12, 2022. This event is held annually the first full week of June to celebrate America’s love of fishing and boating. Tune in this week as we share how NOAA supports sustainable recreational fisheries for the benefit and enjoyment of the nation.
Explore the recreational fishing features below.
Recreational Fishing Features
New Podcast! Return Em Right: Empowering Anglers to Save Fish from Barotrauma
Hear how a federal program is providing free gear and training to anglers to reduce barotrauma in Gulf of Mexico fisheries.
Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week 2022
To kick off National Fishing and Boating Week, Janet Coit, NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator, discusses the passion we have for marine recreational fishing, key takeaways from the recent National Recreational Fisheries Summit, and why sustainable fisheries are the foundation of thriving fishing communities, healthy marine ecosystems, and a strong economy.
Read Janet's leadership message on recreational fishing
National Fish Habitat Partnership Projects to Engage Recreational Fishing Partners and Restore Habitat
Nearly $150,000 will support habitat restoration and angler engagement in Hawai’i, South Carolina, and Alaska.
Learn more about the National Fish Habitat Partnership projects
Our staff sound off about their passion for recreational fishing, their "why" for their work, and what our mission of conserving marine resources means to them.
Fishing Smart around Essential Fish Habitats in the Southeast
Top tips for safe fishing in coral reefs, seagrass beds, and mangrove forests.
Check out tips for fishing around Essential Fish Habitats in the Southeast
Fishing Memories: Meet Scott Rumsey, Acting Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries West Coast
In honor of National Fishing and Boating Week, we spoke with Scott Rumsey, the Deputy Regional Administrator and current Acting Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region. He shared his fondness for recreational fishing and some of his favorite fishing experiences.
Find out more about Scott Rumsey's favorite fishing memories