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NYC Angler Diary Cooperator Program

Wanted: New York City Anglers

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is recruiting volunteer anglers to participate in a New York City Angler Diary Cooperator Program. This program will enable DEC to collect information from experienced anglers targeting freshwater fish species to help supplement data from DEC fisheries surveys being performed throughout the five boroughs.

Data collected at the end of the fishing season will be compiled and eventually incorporated into an annual report available to the public. Diaries will be returned to anglers after compilation of data.

When to Participate

The Angler Diary Cooperator Program will be conducted annually from December 1 to November 30.

How to Participate

Interested anglers can send their name, address, and email address to fwfish2@dec.ny.gov

Participants will receive instructions on how to collect information and a DEC Angler Diary to use for recording fishing activity (e.g. date, time, location, fish length) for each trip.

At the end of the fishing season, the diaries will be submitted to DEC. After the data has been compiled and report created, each participant will receive a report of the diary program results for the season, and the diary will be returned to the angler.

this is an example of an angler diary page
Sample angler diary page.

this is the front cover of the brochure explaining the NYC angler diary cooperator program

General information (PDF) (712 kB)

Instructions and Booklet (PDF) (1.18 MB)

For more information contact: fwfish2@dec.ny.gov


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