RecFIN RecFIN Program Contributors - Data Sources

Citations to use for data accessed here

A whitepaper (945K pdf) on how to understand and get CRFS data from this website is avaiable.

The CRFS is a multiple part intercept and telephone survey to estimate the total catch and fishing effort of marine recreational anglers in California. The survey started in January 2004.

The MRFSS is a two part survey to estimate the total catch and fishing effort of marine recreational anglers in the United States. The Pacific coast portion of this nation-wide Survey covers the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California. The sampling of anglers for catch in this survey ended Between July and December 2003. The telephone survey of effort continues for comparison purposes.

The PCPS is an effort estimating alternative to the traditional MRFSS for marine recreational passenger boat fishing trips in the United States. The Pacific coast portion of this nation-wide Survey covers only the coast of California.

The Washington Ocean Sampling Program samples ocean boat trips for effort and catch during the approximate ocean season of April-October each year.

The Washington Puget Sound Sampling Program (baseline) samples Puget Sound boat trips for catch and telephones licensed anglers for effort during each year.

This Oregon survey samples ocean boat trips for effort and catch during the approximate ocean season of April-October each year

This Oregon study sampled estuary boat trips and all shore angler trips for catch and telephoned licnesed anglers for effort from July 2003 to June 2005

The Halibut sampling Project uses catch record cards and field sampling to estimate halibut catch during the halibut season.

The California salmon sampling program samples all ocean boat trips for salmon to estimate catch, effort and recover tags.

This California survey samples Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessel ocean trips from Morro Bay to Eureka.

This survey estimates catches of billfish for the state of California as well as the Pacific and Indian Oceans.