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NOAA FISHERIES: Office of Science and Technology
Directorate | Fisheries Statistics | Assessment & Monitoring | Economics & Social Analysis | Science Information | Marine EcoSystems

Have you wondered how many fish are in the sea?
If so, consider a career in Fishery Science

When Congress reauthorized the nation's primary fishery conservation law last year, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, it directed the secretaries of Commerce and Education to conduct a study whether there is a shortage in the number of people pursuing and obtaining higher education in fishery science who have the ability to conduct high quality research in fishery population dynamics, stock assessments and related fields.  This Report to Congress presents the results of this study with important conclusions for the future of higher education and fisheries management.

Profile of a Stock Assessment Scientist
Video Profile -Avi - WMV

Student Opportunities

NOAA has several innovative recruiting programs, including fellowships, internships and mentoring programs.


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