Estimating Large Pelagic Catch: What Anglers Need to Know

January 22, 2020

This rack card explains how the Marine Recreational Information Program uses angler information to estimate total catch and release for large pelagic species.

This rack card explains how the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) uses the Large Pelagics Survey (LPS) to collect information from private and for-hire fishing trips targeting tuna, sharks, billfish, swordfish, mahi, wahoo, and other offshore species. The LPS is conducted from Maine to Virginia, and is used to produce species-specific estimates of total catch and release.

Last updated by Office of Science and Technology on 05/08/2020

Marine Recreational Information Program Recreational Fishing Survey