The Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) is the principal source of dependable and timely marine fishery statistics for Atlantic coast fisheries


Program Design


Download the first edition of the ACCSP Program Design from 1998. These documents should be used for historical reference and may not reflect the ACCSP's current standards. The second edition with current standards is available.

Overview; Policies & Goals; Standards; and Standard Definitions
Sections 1 throgh 4

Catch & Effort Data; Quota Monitoring; and Biological Sampling
Sections 5 though 7

Release/Discard & Protected Species; Social & Economic; Metadata; VRS; Data Management; Law Enforcement; Outreach; Implementation
Sections 8 through 15