2023 NOAA Fisheries Recreational Fisheries Economic Constituent Workshop Report
Recognizing the need for robust economic analysis to inform fisheries management, NOAA Fisheries hosted its second Recreational Fisheries Economic Constituent Workshop in April 2023. This report captures workshop proceedings, topics, and takeaways.
In recognition of the importance of economic data collection and analysis for informing recreational fisheries management, NOAA Fisheries hosted its second Recreational Fisheries Economic Constituent Workshop at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s headquarters in Tampa, Florida on April 25-26, 2023. The workshop built upon discussions held at a previous 2014 workshop, as well as at the 2018 and 2022 National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Summits. The workshop’s purpose was to “identify how the community can collectively engage to improve economic data collection, analysis, reliability of estimates, and application to decisions.”
A total of 56 individuals from NOAA Fisheries, regional fishery management councils, state management agencies, academia, and the private and for-hire recreational fishing communities attended the workshop.
This report captures workshop proceedings, topics, discussions, themes, and key takeaways.