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.

  • MRIP is the new way that NOAA Fisheries is collecting and reporting recreational fishing catch and effort data. Read More....

  • Cooperative research is the partnering of the fishing industry, fishermen and other stakeholders Read More....

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

  • Economic information related to commercial and recreational fishing activities, and fishing-related industries in the U.S. are reported in FEUS 2011. Read More....

  • Catch Share Program

    Economic Performance of U.S. Catch Share Programs: Nationwide, there are 15 federal catch share programs currently in operation. 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....