The NOAA Office of Science and Technology, Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) developed a five-year Strategic Plan that formalizes MRIP’s longstanding approach to improving saltwater recreational fishing catch and effort estimates. They are now seeking feedback from partners and stakeholders on the plan.

Incorporating comments from scientists, managers, fishermen, and others is a critical step in ensuring that the Strategic Plan guides MRIP in a direction that will ensure the sustainability of recreational fishing today, and for generations to come.

They welcome all input and are interested in whether the goals, strategies, and tactics outlined are likely to meet partner and stakeholder needs, as well as achieve the mission and vision stated in the plan.

To submit your feedback, please e-mail Comments are due by June 30, 2017. The document can be downloaded here.