Public Access Fishing Site Register
The Marine Recreational Information Program determines where to conduct in-person intercepts through an online database of marinas, boat ramps, beaches, and other publicly accessible fishing sites on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
The Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) collects information about recreational catch by surveying anglers and for-hire operators as they complete their fishing trips. These in-person intercepts are conducted at marinas, boat ramps, beaches, and other publicly accessible fishing sites on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. We determine which sites our samplers should visit using information in the public access fishing site register.
NOAA Fisheries maintains this comprehensive, online database in cooperation with our state and regional partners. It is regularly updated with input from intercept samplers, field supervisors, state fisheries personnel, and members of the public.
Using the Site Register
The fishing site register includes detailed information about site characteristics and fishing activity. Knowing how often people fish at a site during a particular time of year, for example, helps us ensure more active sites are sampled more often. Knowing whether fishing activity is affected by the tide or whether there is lighting at a site at night helps samplers complete their intercepts.
The fishing site register is a public resource, and the information it contains is available for public use. If we can help you share the register with your stakeholders, let us know by emailing SR.Admin@noaa.gov.
Keeping the Site Register Up-to-Date
Working together, we can keep the fishing site register accurate and up-to-date. If you see information you believe is inaccurate or are aware of a publicly accessible marine fishing site that isn’t listed here, please email SR.Admin@noaa.gov.