Free online logbook unveiled for anglers to keep track of trips, catches
DOVER (March 15, 2011) – The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife has partnered with the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) to create an electronic logbook for use by all anglers who fish in Delaware waters so they can easily keep a running tally of their fishing trips and catch.
“You can retrieve reports about what species of fish you caught for the year, how many you kept and released, where you fished, what gears you used and more. You can even record your shellfish catches if you happen to be a recreational crabber or clammer,” said Richard Wong, Fisheries Biometrician.
For many years, DNREC’s Fisheries Section has relied on a federal survey to shed light on marine recreational catches and fish sizes in Delaware. That survey provides a great deal of information, but it does not cover information about many aspects of our recreational fishery, such as sizes of released fish, basic information about less popular game fishes, or fishes caught at night.
“Anglers can use the electronic logbook for free and enjoy its features, while at the same time they will be helping the Division better understand what’s ‘really’ going on out there with our recreational species,” said Wong. “Our aim is to provide a useful, interesting tool for our anglers, crabbers and clammers while enabling us to improve fishing for all Delaware anglers.”
To use the new online logbook, visit www.fw.delaware.gov/Pages/Logbook.aspx . Users will be prompted to create a login name, and then follow the instructions to record information.