Welcome to the Office of Science and Technology 

The Office of Science and Technology is part of the National Marine Fisheries Service (abbreviated “NMFS” and informally known as “NOAA Fisheries”).  The Office advocates and ensures the sound scientific basis for NOAA Fisheries science programs and resource conservation and management decisions.

  • Science Program Review

    We continually strive to advance the science supporting fisheries and protected resource management, which includes a systematic review process. Read More...

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    NMFS helps sponsor this year's International Smart Gear Competition. The competition aims to spur ideas for environmentally friendly fishing gear. Read More...

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    June 2014 we began our survey of bait and tackle stores to better understand their economic contributions. Read More...

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    Read about the 2014 class of NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellows and their annual Meeting. Read More...

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    Dr. Patrick Lynch receives W.F. Thompson Best Paper Award Read More...

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    NOAA Fisheries global plankton database, COPEPOD, celebrates its 10th Anniversary Read More...