The following are data portals that support and enhance the Office of Science and Technology.
NMFS Enterprise Data Management Program. InPort is the centralized repository of documentation (metadata) for NMFS data and the tools to access the data, as required by the Data and Information Policy Directive and the Data Documentation Procedural Directive.
Species information system supports the stock assessment program to collect and manage regional and national data across NOAA Fisheries program offices.
NMFS Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Program is an agency-wide program designed to improve NMFS data management by establishing policies and best practices for managing, sharing and integrating our information.
Recreational Fisheries Statistics
MRIP Data Management and Standard (MDMS)
MRIP National Saltwater Angler Registry (NSAR)
The National Saltwater Angler Registry is the law. It is also an important tool to help better count fishermen and their catch. Become part of a network of fishermen helping to conserve our oceans and ensure the future of recreational fishing. By registering, you help NOAA make your catch count.
Recreational Web Queries
NOAA Fisheries maintains a searchable database of recreational saltwater fishing catch, effort, and participation data and statistics. Different types of queries are available to best meet your needs.
Recreational Data Request System
A fishery-independent survey is a systematic sampling project carried out by research vessels or contracted commercial fishing vessels for gathering biological or environmental information, primarily focused on commercial fish or protected species for stock assessments.
Fishery-Independent Survey System (FINSS)
FINSS is a national system that characterizes NMFS ocean observation activities and data collection during fishery-independent surveys, and provides up-to-date information to fishery scientists, managers and the public through digital mapping and tabular reporting applications.
Protected Species Incidental Takes (PSIT)
NOAA Fisheries Science Centers and offices are responsible for publishing their own Technical Memoranda series and have made some available for download on various NOAA Fisheries web sites.
Effective July 1, 2005, all dealers importing, exporting, or re-exporting bluefin tuna, swordfish, southern bluefin tuna and frozen bigeye tuna must hold a Highly Migratory Species International Trade Permit (HMS ITP) and follow the required reporting procedures established at 50 C.F.R. 300.183 through 300.187.
The Prescott Stranding Grant Program is conducted by the Secretary of Commerce to provide grants or cooperative agreements for eligible stranding network participants for (1) recovery or treatment of marine mammals, (2) collection of data from living or dead stranded marine mammals for scientific research regarding marine mammal health and (3) for facilities operations costs that are directly related to these purposes.