Blue shark

Observer measures tuna

Sea birds

NOAA Fisheries National and regional observer programs work to effectively communicate the importance of observer programs and their relationship to fisheries management to wide of variety of stakeholders.

Program Documents

NOAA Heritage Week 2010 - Observer Program Presentation

National Observer Program Communication Plan

National Observer Program Annual Reports

2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

National Observer Program Fact Sheet

U.S. Observer Programs brochure


Topics of Interest

How is Observer Data Used in Fisheries Management?

International Work


The National Bycatch Report

National Bycatch Report Fact Sheet