Archive for August 2018

APAIS Tablet Developed to Expedite Data Processing

Since assuming responsibility for coordinating state conduct of the MRIP Access Point Angler Intercept Survey (APAIS) back in 2016, ACCSP has collaborated with state and federal partners on efforts to streamline survey conduct and data processing, with the ultimate goal of providing timelier, more accurate data for recreational estimates. ACCSP’s Recreational Technical Committee members had…

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eTrips/Mobile Helps For-Hire Industry Move toward Census Reporting

Over the past few years, recreational catch estimates-particularly for pulse fisheries, such as red snapper, and species rarely encountered through the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) -have been contested by anglers and charterboat captains. There is an apparent disconnect between individual experiences on the water and the coast-wide picture of recreational fishing developed by MRIP,…

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ACCSP Initiates Redesign of SAFIS

First designed for dealer reporting back in 2003, ACCSP’s Standard Atlantic Fisheries Information System has evolved over the past decade into a large, multi-agency fisheries-dependent data collection tool that is deployed as a series of distinct modules. Recognizing that parts of the system are 10+ years old, the ACCSP has ramped up efforts to modernize…

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