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U.S. Inland Creel and Angler Survey Catalog (CreelCat)

June 23, 2023

CreelCat is a collection of creel and angler survey data from over 40 states as well as Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Inland recreational fishing, defined as primarily leisure-driven fishing in freshwaters, is a popular past-time in the USA. State natural resource agencies endeavor to provide high-quality and sustainable fishing opportunities for anglers. Managers often use creel and other angler survey data to inform state- and waterbody-level management efforts. CreelCat aims to provide access to the data and tools necessary to both bridge the gap between state and regional/national efforts, while providing managers and decision-makers with a variety of tools to aid the conservation and management of recreational fisheries.

Using the CreelCat R Shiny app, you can:

  • View data availability for the entire dataset or a custom selection
  • View and filter creel and angler survey data
  • Create visualizations to display and interact with the data
  • Calculate basic summary statistics for user-selected datasets
  • Create custom maps and plots based on user-selected survey data