NOAA Fisheries is undertaking an extensive public review of the 2015 National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy and many other projects to address input received at the 2022 National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Summit.
Join us in celebrating our nation's love for fishing and boating during National Fishing and Boating Week. All year round, marine recreational fishing is a cherished American pastime and draws millions of anglers to support our coastal communities.
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 fond memories and favorite fishing experiences.
Have you caught and released reef fish, only to see them float away on the surface? The Return 'Em Right project is now providing recreational anglers Gulf-wide with the knowledge and tools—for free—to improve reef fish survival.