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Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Reauthorized

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Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP)

The Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Act of 2006 requires that a program be established to improve the quality and accuracy of information generated by Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey (MRFSS). The program must be implemented by January 1, 2009. A National Registry Program for Marine Recreational Fishing must also be created.

Please see the MRIP website at for more information.


NMFS has published a final rule to implement the national registry for recreational fishers. More information is available on the MRIP website.

Rules and Notices

NMFS published a final rule to implement a national registry for recreational fisheries. This rule published on December 30, 2008, and is effective January 29, 2009, except for Section 600.1405, the requirement for registration by persons and for-hire vessels, which is effective January 1, 2010.

NMFS published a proposed rule to implement a national registry for recreational fisheries on June 12, 2008, and accepted comments through August 11, 2008.

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