FIS Mission & Goals


FIS works collaboratively through partnerships to improve access to comprehensive, high quality, timely fisheries information by investing in three areas: (1) addressing data gaps and data quality; (2) efficient technology and data integration; (3) effective coordination and communication in the design, collection, and use of data. 


  • Expand and adapt data collection to meet current and future needs.
  • Build and integrate information management systems within and across regions where needed.
  • Establish regional and national best practices for information collection, management and dissemination to ensure high quality, completeness, timeliness and accessibility.
  • Implement and maintain effective partnerships to support collaboration among stakeholders and to leverage investments across regions and the nation.