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Title: Recreational Fisheries Information Network
Short Name: RecFIN
Status: In Work

The Pacific Coast Recreational Fisheries Information Network (RecFIN) is a coordinated fishery data collection, analysis, and monitoring program designed to integrate state and federal marine recreational fishery data collection programs from California, Oregon, and Washington into a centralized database. By consolidating this data into a single comprehensive database, RecFIN provides a complete repository of West Coast marine recreational fisheries information that can be easily accessed by fishery biologists, managers, stock assessors, and members of the public.


The goal of RecFIN is to develop and implement a cooperative State-Federal system for the collection and management of data on the Pacific coast marine recreational fisheries in order to better meet State and Federal fishery management needs. This requires coordination of current data collection efforts, modification of data collection efforts when required, development of new data collection instruments to meet state and federal management needs, and database management. This project includes the states of California, Oregon, and Washington. The goals of the RecFIN program are as follows:

1. To develop a coordinated State-Federal RecFIN data collection program.

2. To continue an organizational structure for planning, implementing and evaluating RecFIN.

3. To develop a centralized RecFIN data management system.

4. To promote the cooperative State-Federal approach to the marine recreational fisheries data system and the data collection programs that support it.

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
City: Portland
State/Province: OR
Country: United States of America

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Metadata Contact

CC ID: 831906
Date Effective From: 2019-03-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Edwards, Jason
Email Address:



CC ID: 830912
Name: Recreational Fisheries Information Network
URL Type:
Online Resource

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 55970
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:55970
Metadata Record Created By: Jason Edwards
Metadata Record Created: 2019-03-27 15:14+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-04-02
Owner Org: PSMFC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year