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Marine Fishery Resources

Fishing is a great recreational activity and a popular summer pastime for people of all ages. If you are planning a fishing trip this summer, there are many different places to fish, such as lakes, rivers, ponds, and the ocean. Fortunately, the Federal government provides essential information about commercial and recreational fisheries. Below are excellent resources from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that you may find helpful.

The Fishery Bulletin is the oldest and most prestigious marine fishery science journal in the United States. It publishes original research within the broad discipline of fishery science. Research fields include ecology, oceanography, ocean pollution, physiology, behavior, and taxonomy of fishes and other marine organisms, gear technology, and much more related to commercial and recreational fishing practices, marine fisheries, and marine mammal science.

Marine Fisheries Review publishes review articles, original research reports, and news articles on fisheries science, engineering, economics, commercial and recreational fisheries, marine mammal studies, aquaculture, and U.S. and foreign fisheries developments. However, the emphasis is on in-depth review articles and practical or applied aspects of marine fisheries rather than pure research.

Here are some important tips to consider for your next summer fishing trip:

  • Consider the type of fish you want to catch and choose a spot known for that species.
  • Learn about the regulations: There are regulations in place to help protect fish populations. Be sure to research the regulations for the body of water you will be fishing in before you go. You may need to purchase a fishing license.
  • Get the right gear: You need a fishing rod, reel, line, hooks, sinkers, and bait or lures. You may also consider getting a tackle box to store your gear.
  • Be patient: Fishing can relax, but catching fish takes time. Be patient and enjoy the outdoors.

Hope this helps with your next fishing excursion!

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