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MRIP Survey Design and Statistical Methods

December 31, 2018

This document describes the technical details of the Marine Recreational Information Program's suite of recreational fishing surveys, as well as the methods it uses to produce estimates of total recreational catch.

Published in December 2018 and last updated in September 2021, Survey Design and Statistical Methods for Estimation of Recreational Fisheries Catch and Effort (PDF, 127 pages) describes the technical details of the recreational fishing surveys designed and administered by NOAA Fisheries' Marine Recreational Information Program, as well as the methods the program uses to produce recreational catch and effort estimates. It includes information about current and legacy surveys, historical changes and anticipated improvements, and the calibration methodologies that have allowed us to maintain our long-term time series of recreational fisheries statistics while implementing changes to survey designs. As the program evolves, this report may be updated.

Last updated by Office of Science and Technology on 05/09/2022

Marine Recreational Information Program