As a part of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018, NOAA Fisheries is able to provide the Pacific, Gulf, and Atlantic coasts an additional $3 million per year to assist improvement of data collection for recreational fisheries through state partnerships. NOAA fisheries Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) helps to improve data collection through…

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In an interview with Geoffrey White, Director of the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP). The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) highlights the effects of COVID – 19 on the For-Hire Electronic Reporting and dockside data from fishermen. ACCSP is responsible for the commercial and recreational data collection for all the states from Maine…

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