NOAA Technical Memoranda, NMFS Series
About this search
Background: NMFS Science Centers and NMFS offices are responsible
for publishing their own Technical Memoranda series and have made some available
for download on various NMFS web sites. This page provides a central location
for searching and retrieving the NMFS Technical Memoranda that are available
on the various NMFS web sites. In addition, the NMFS Office of Science and Technology
undertook a "data rescue" project and converted some of the older publications
into PDF files. The Office of Science and Technology created a database listing
bibliographic information for NMFS tech memos and links to those available on
File Formats: the publications are primarily PDF files. Some publications
are saved in one file. Some large publications were saved in multiple files
based on chapters or sections. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the
publications in PDF file format. The Reader
as well as accessibility tools for PDF
documents are available from Adobe at no cost.
What is available now: there are over 800 NMFS Technical Memoranda
currently listed in the database that are available for download from NMFS web
Two different types of searches: "Search in the Document" is based
on an indexing of the words contained in the document. Search results are ranked
by a score algorithm. Since some publications were saved in multiple files by
chapter, this could result in some chapters being ranked higher than others.
"Search the database" looks only at the words in the title or the
author fields of the database. It does not use the score algorithm and it groups
together all the files relating to a publication. Both searches allows you to
narrow your search by TM series and years.
How documents are added to this database: the older publications that
were "data rescued" by the Office of Science and Technology are listed in the
database. NMFS Science Centers and offices that have published Technical Memoranda
should contact the Science and Technology webmaster
with bibliographic information and the URL(s), if available, to add to the database.
Who publishes the Technical Memoranda
For questions or comments about specific Technical Memoranda, contact the NMFS
Science Center or office that published it.
||Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Gary Duker Gary.Duker@noaa.gov
|NE, NEC, NER
||Northeast Fisheries Science Center
||Northwest Fisheries Science Center
||Southeast Fisheries Science Center
||Southwest Fisheries Science Center
||NMFS Headquarters offices, such as Office of Protected
Resources and Office of Science and Technology
Additional resources: For questions or comments about this search
page only, contact the webmaster at
the Office of Science and Technology. Another research tool for publications
is the NOAA Library on-line catalog.
Each publication usually lists citation information in the first few pages
of the publication.