NOAA recently released three reports that might interest our readers.

The first was Fisheries of the United States, 2017 of both recreational and commercial fisheries.  The data shows how important both sectors are to the national economy.  After reviewing the data, it is also apparent that we must manage our resources well because a lot of people depend on it.

The second report is Fisheries Economics in the Untied States, 2016.  This report focuses on the economic impact of fisheries in the US.  This report does a state by state economic analysis.

Finally, NOAA also did a really nice job of explaining MRIP, the recreational fishing data collection method.  They produced a video that is pretty easy to understand if you don’t like complicated math formulas.