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“Let the numbers fall where they may. The important thing is to get the best system in place, use that system, and continue it into the future.”

Bruce Freeman,
Jersey Coast Anglers Association

Marine Recreational Information Program

The Marine Recreational Information Program, or MRIP, is changing the way NOAA and anglers work together to help ensure the long-term sustainability of America’s recreational fisheries… more.

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As part of MRIP's work to improve recreational fishing statistics, NOAA Fisheries has implemented a new statistical method for calculating recreational catch estimates. New estimates for the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts going back to 2004 are now available.

Marine Recreational Information Program

If you have a saltwater recreational fishing license, permit or registration from any state or U.S. territory EXCEPT Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, you are AUTOMATICALLY included in the federal registry and do not need to take further action. For those that need to register, there is non-refundable $15 registation fee for most people. Learn more.
Please be sure to follow all laws and regulations in the waters in which you are fishing.

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