MRIP Plan for State Partnerships
This document explains how NOAA Fisheries will establish the state-federal recreational data collection partnerships required by the Modern Fish Act.
This document explains how NOAA Fisheries' Marine Recreational Information Program will build on its existing state-federal data collection partnerships to address requirements in Section 202 of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act.
The MRIP Plan for State Partnerships reinforces and proposes some expansions of existing agreements with state and interstate partners in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific, Alaska, Pacific Islands, and U.S. Caribbean. The plan also outlines best practices to improve the:
- Performance of state-federal recreational data collection partnerships.
- Quality of data provided by state surveys.
- Quality of data provided by state registries of saltwater recreational anglers.