Marine - Species - Spotted Seatrout
Recreational catches are measured in number of fish caught. As a result, changes in catch among years may be the result of differences in abundance of the species or effort in the fishery (ex. number of fishers).
The recreational catch data is provided by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), which conducts phone and angler-intercept surveys to monitor angler activities and catches. For more information, see www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/st1/recreational.