Fisheries Information System

Meeting Evolving Demands on Fisheries-Dependent Data

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

Through a system of products, services and initiatives, the goal of FIS is to increase the efficiency of data collection while decreasing the potential for human error, with the focus of having the data captured at its source and entered only once. FIS also acts as a platform for state and regional partners to come together to discuss common issues and as a repository of best practices for fisheries data management.