Fisheries Information System Program

Meeting Evolving Demands on Fisheries-Dependent Data

There is more pressure on our oceans than ever, creating greater need for data that supports sound science and effective stewardship of our living marine resources. The Fisheries Information System Program (FIS) is meeting this need by working collaboratively with partners to ensure every stakeholder can easily access comprehensive, high-quality, timely fisheries information.

FIS launched in 2003 to improve the nation’s ability to effectively manage our living marine resources, while still preserving regional fishery science and management autonomy. FIS enhances communication, collaboration, priority-setting, funding and sharing of best practices among federal, regional and state agencies.