Access Point Angler Intercept Survey At-a-Glance Fact Sheet
This fact sheet answers common questions about the Marine Recreational Information Program's dockside interview survey that is used to estimate recreational fishing catch-per-trip.
From Maine to Mississippi and in Hawaii, we conduct the Access Point Angler Intercept Survey to estimate recreational fishing catch-per-trip. This in-person survey of shore, private boat, and for-hire anglers collects data from tens of thousands of angler trips each year. Anglers are our primary source of recreational fishing data. Their understanding and support of these surveys is vital to the assessment and management of sustainable fish stocks.