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Recreational Fishing: See What One of America’s Favorite Pastimes is All About!

April 14, 2021

Recreational fishing generates billions of dollars of economic activity throughout our coastal communities every year. Check out a new series of video shorts focusing on recreational fishing across the country.

two women each holding a lingcod Anglers holding lingcod. Credit: T. Mautner

Recreational fishing generates billions of dollars of economic activity throughout our coastal communities every year. NOAA Fisheries is producing a new series of video shorts focusing on recreational fishing across the country and how we support one of America's favorite pastimes. With a new video being released each month, we will be highlighting a range of topics and opportunities. Watch these videos and learn more about marine recreational fishing from waters across the country.

At NOAA, fishing isn’t just our job, it’s our passion!

If you would like additional information on any of these topics please contact your regional recreational fishing coordinator.

Recreational Anglers: Ensuring the Health of Cod and Haddock

Cod's importance to New England, and by extension American history, is undeniable. Cod has defined New England for centuries and fishermen have always been important partners in protecting this historic fish. Check out the video below for tips and techniques for avoiding cod and catching haddock to help ensure the sustainability of the Nations’ fishery resources.

Marine Mammal Guidance for Recreational Anglers in Alaska

Alaska is known for its world class fishing and wildlife experiences. Here are some tips to help make sure you have a trip that is safe for you and the amazing animals you will see on your trip.

The Southeast: Open for Fishing All Year Long

NOAA Fisheries Southeast region has a greater variety of species and more year-round recreational fishing opportunities than anywhere else in the nation.

Recreational Fishing: Many Things to Many People

Learn more about how NOAA Fisheries supports sustainable recreational fishing.

Recreational Saltwater Fishing: Know Before You Go

From National Fishing and Boating Week 2020, a quick explanation of the rules for recreational saltwater fishing in federal waters.
 

Last updated by Office of Communications on July 14, 2021

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