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.

  • Within the Office of Science and Technology, Ecosystems are a focal point for science issues related to NOAA Fisheries science. Read More...

  • 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...

  • rec durable expenditures

    May 2014 we began our survey of U.S. saltwater anglers to estimate money spent on saltwater fishing trips and fishing-related equipment. 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...