If You Like to Fish, Listen Up

NOAA is working on a national policy for recreational fishing in the United States.

NOAA Fisheries is developing a national recreational fishing policy for the United States.

The initiative was announced during the agency’s second national Saltwater Recreational Fishing Summit, which included more than 100 leaders from the saltwater recreational fishing community — which includes nearly 11 million people.

“Resolving issues facing our fisheries today requires partnerships between managers, scientists and people who enjoy the resource,” Eileen Sobeck, assistant NOAA administrator for fisheries, stated in a news release. “I commit that NOAA Fisheries will actively engage the recreational fishing community, and we will do our part to find cooperative solutions.”

Stay tuned for the policy’s development at www.noaa.gov.