Developing For-Hire Electronic Logbooks: The MRIP Road Map

April 12, 2019

This fact sheet describes the Marine Recreational Information Program's work to develop and certify one or more census-based electronic reporting survey designs to collect recreational fishing data from the for-hire sector.

This fact sheet describes the Marine Recreational Information Program's efforts to replace the random sampling of charter vessels with a complete census of all for-hire trips, as reported by vessel operators through electronic logbooks. It includes a history of supporting pilot studies, a summary of the characteristics that are necessary for a census-based electronic logbook program to be successful, and a timeline of tasks that will complete the process of developing and certifying census-based electronic for-hire trip reporting designs.

Last updated by Office of Science and Technology on 06/14/2019

Marine Recreational Information Program Electronic Reporting