Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) Catch Estimation Methodology Being Updated

Estimating how many recreational anglers there are and how many fish they catch has been a topic at the top of all fisheries management discussions for many years. The data is vital for us to understand to effectively manage fish populations by setting size and catch limits. Unfortunately the best numbers that we had been using were coming out of the old Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey (MRFSS) model (rest in peace MRFSS, well almost, keep reading to learn why it’s not quite completely dead). It was acknowledged my the fisheries management community that MRFSS was flawed in many ways, but the argument was always made that…read the rest of this article here, worth the read

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