Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Engagement Plans
NOAA Fisheries' plan to support and engage recreational fishermen.
National Engagement Focus
At the national level, agency leadership and staff will continue to directly engage recreational fishing community leaders, facilitate recreationally focused work of headquarters offices, and support our regional offices and science centers as they fulfill their commitments. We also will maintain our focus on priorities identified at the Summit, including:
- Alternative management approaches.
- Advancing recreational fisheries socioeconomic work.
- Citizen science and electronic data collection programs.
- Conservation work to improve fishery stability and sustainable fishing opportunities.
National RecFish Engagement Highlight Fact Sheet (PDF, 5 pages)
Regional Engagement Focus
NOAA Fisheries’ Regional Offices, Science Centers, and the Office of Sustainable Fisheries’ Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Division have developed a set of six focused engagement plans detailing activities over the next two years. The plans follow our objectives to establish a visible presence, develop mutual understanding, and enhance collaboration.
Regional Engagement Plans
Alaska (PDF, 3 pages)
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (PDF, 4 pages)
Greater Atlantic (PDF, 4 pages)
Pacific Islands (PDF, 4 pages)
Southeast (PDF, 4 pages)
West Coast (PDF, 5 pages)