The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the lead federal agency responsible for stewardship of offshore living marine resources, plans to survey recreational saltwater fisherman. The purpose is so that the agency may improve its understanding of anglers’ expectations and how they may change as more fish stocks recover. With this information, the agency may better plan fisheries' management and plan for additional outreach and education of recreational saltwater fishermen.
The announcement for the survey, in the form of a proposal for the Office of Management and Budget, can be viewed here. More information regarding the agency's responsiblities for marine ecosystems can be found here.
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