RECREATIONAL FISHING SERVICES TEAM - PACIFIC
The mission of the
Recreational Fishing Services
Team is to coordinate and/or implement various agency initiatives related
recreational fisheries.The Team will foster and promote sound marine fisheries
conservation and restoration efforts to benefit and improve recreational fisheries.
The teams primary responsibility will be to implement the requirements of
Presidential Executive Order 12962 on Recreational Fisheries and the
NOAA Recreational Fisheries
Strategic Plan. Efforts the team will focus on include:
and promoting marine fisheries conservation and restoration activities to benefit
the effects of NOAA Fisheries actions on marine recreational fisheries.
outreach programs that encourage recreational fisheries participants to promote
conservation and restoration of marine fisheries systems.
the NOAA Fisheries contact for liaison, communication and coordination of recreational
and, in some cases implementing policy and legislative initiatives that benefit anglers.
and implementing conservation ethics programs to educate the public about the need to
conserve fisheries resources and the habitats upon which they depend.
and promoting opportunities for public participation in marine recreational fisheries
the development and promotion of programs designed to increase participation in
recreational fishery activities, with particular emphasis on programs designed to increase
participation of under-represented recreational marine fisheries users such as minorities,
women, and the handicapped.
the improvement of current, and the development of new, data bases for recreational
fisheries management decisions.
The Pacific Coast Recreational Fisheries Services
Team representative is Marty Golden.
Marty is located at the Southwest Region Office in Long Beach,
California. The Pacific Office deals with recreational
fisheries issues for the NOAA Fisheries Pacific Coast Regions, which
includes California (Southwest
Region, Long Beach), Oregon and Washington
(Northwest Region, Seattle).
This web site provides 1) marine
recreational fishing related information for the Pacific Coast, 2) activity notes, and 3)
additional web site locations related to recreational fishing.
MARINE RECREATIONAL FISHERIES INFORMATION
See web site (below) for the Southwest Region for points
of contact on the Pacific coast.
RECREATIONAL FISHERIES WEB SITES
Recreational Fishing Services
NOAA Fisheries (HQ), Silver Spring, MD
Recreational Fisheries Information: NOAA
Fisheries, Southwest Region, Long Beach, CA
Billfish Newsletter: NOAA Fisheries,
Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA
Paficic Federal Angler Affiliation for
Billfish (PacFAAB): NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA
Research: NOAA Fisheries, Southwest
Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA
Economics/Statistics: NOAA Fisheries (HQ), Silver Spring, MD
Recreational Fisheries Information
Network (RecFIN): Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Portland,
NOAA Fisheries - Hot Line for
Salmon and Halibut
(800) 662-9825; (206) 526-6667