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Infographic Illustrates the Role of For-Hire Data in Science and Management

June 04, 2021

Complementary data collection programs provide a complete picture of for-hire catch and effort.

Picture of people fishing off of the boat Credit: Wendy Paquette.

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.

Check out the graphic below or read more about the surveys we use to collect information from for-hire captains and recreational anglers.

An infographic of for-hire data collection programs along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.