Welcome to MyFishCount!
MyFishCount is a pilot project that gives you a voice to report your recreational catches directly to fishery managers while creating your own personal logbook.
MyFishCount is the recreational reporting app and website (MyFishCount.com) created in partnership with the Angler Action Foundation. It is a pilot project to allow recreational fishermen to report information about their trips and catches. As more anglers participate, information gathered through MyFishCount will supplement existing data and allow fishery scientists and managers to obtain it in a timelier manner. Ultimately, better data leads to better management!
During 2017 and 2018, data for over 700 trips were reported on MyFishCount. MyFishCount also allows anglers to report trips that were abandoned due to poor weather or other reasons. This information was used to reopen fishing for red snapper for an additional weekend in 2017. Read the MyFishCount Final Report for the first two years of the project to learn more.
We are continuing to improve MyFishCount based on your feedback. For example, app and website now allow you to report any fish you catch in the coastal counties of our partner states, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida!
MyFishCount Monthly Motivation!
For September, the Angler Action Foundation is celebrating "Fishing Buddies". Fishing with a friend/family member/mentor can be a very special experience. Logging your fishing trip in your personal MyFishCount logbook can serve as an excellent diary for remembering special trips with your fishing buddy. Research also shows that friends will take a closer look at MyFishCount if they see you using it. This month's prize consists of a PAIR of fishing prize packs so you AND your fishing buddy could win! This month's incentive includes a pair of Pflueger Monarch spinning combos, 2 pair of Tervis tumblers, a pair of fishing buffs, and a pair of dry case phone holders.
Just follow these easy steps to enter:
- Follow MyFishCount and Angler Action Foundation on Facebook and/or Instagram
- Tag your fishing buddy on the monthly incentive post
MyFishCount allows you to create your trip and specify departure spot, fishing methods, target species, and more.
Log your Catch
Once a trip is created you can report all species caught, both kept and released. Make sure to include details including length, weight, and condition of released fish. This information stays in your “log” and you can access it any time.
Make your Catch Count
View your past trips and track your trends while providing fishery managers valuable information on species caught whether kept or released.
Through my years of fishing I’ve realized that I will never get tired of it! I’ve also learned that good regulations provide healthy fisheries. Good data equals good regulations and MyFishCount is the fastest, simplest way for me to allow my kids to enjoy the amazing fishery that I’ve always loved.
Jon R., Recreational Angler
I use MyFishCount because I know the stats that I submit are used to help maintain a healthy recreational fishery for all to enjoy.
Sean P, Recreational Angler
To get better data, you, private recreational anglers need to step up and report your fishing trips. The best available data will be used by the Council to manage your fishing so please REPORT!
Gregg Waugh, Former Executive Director, SAFMC
Video: How to Create a Profile
Watch this tutorial to learn how to create your own MyFishCount profile.
Video: Using the Weather Feature
Watch this tutorial for tips on how to use MyFishCount's advanced weather feature.
Video: How to Log a catch
Watch this video for some helpful tips on how to log your catch in MyFishCount.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional fishery management councils established by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, the Council is responsible for developing and revising fishery management plans in order to manage fish stocks in federal waters. The Council manages waters from 3 to 200 nautical miles off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and east Florida to Key West.
Visit SAFMC Website
Angler Action Foundation
The Angler Action Foundation improves angler access, fisheries science and marine habitat through collaborative Research, Education and Conservation programs.
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