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Every year fishermen spend more than $7 billion and the sport fishing industry provides for more than one million jobs. The multiplier effect of these industries provides for billions of dollars in economic activity to the U.S. economy.
Clearly, healthy fisheries greatly benefit all of us. These valuable resources must be managed to ensure that their benefits are sustainable.
NMFS is committed to the goal of providing for increased recreational fishing opportunities nationwide through the conservation, restoration, and enhancement of marine systems and fish populations, increasing fishing access, education and outreach, and increasing partnership opportunities.
Listed below are links to programs that provide fishery statistics from recreational fishing in the Southeast Region where you can find a description of each program and where the data can be accessed.
- Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey (MRFSS)
- Recreational Billfish Survey
- Cooperative Tagging Center (CTC)
- National Saltwater Angler Registry
- Vivian Matter for Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey (MRFSS)
- Eric Orbesen for Cooperative Tagging Center (CTS)
- Arietta Venizelos for Recreational Billfish Survey (RBS)
How Do I...?
- Distinguish a white marlin from a spearfish
- How do I report a stranded/ beached whale, dolphin, or turtle?
- How do I report a lionfish sighting?
- Access SouthEast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR)
- How do I report for my fishing/dealer permit requirements?
- How do I report a retrieved tag?
- How do I find current fishery closures?
- How do I adopt a billfish?
- How do I register my billfish tournament?
- How do I apply for a permit?
- Visit the SEFSC library
- How do I find NOAA staff?
- How do I apply for grant funding?
- How do I request permission to use a photo found on the website?
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