NOAA FISHERIES: Office of Science and Technology
Welcome to the Office of Science & Technology

The Office of Science and Technology advocates and ensures a sound scientific basis for NMFS' science programs and resource conservation and management decisions. It has oversight of NMFS' scientific research and technology development activities including biology, ecology, economic and social sciences, oceanography, collection and management of scientific information, engineering, and other disciplines used to fulfill NMFS' conservation and management mission for living marine resources.

The Office maintains the integrity of the NMFS' scientific enterprise and strives to maintain and improve the quality and credibility of NMFS' science. It is the primary interface between NMFS' scientific activity and NOAA, other agencies, and international organizations. The Office serves as the focal point within NMFS for the development and evaluation of domestic and international science and technology strategies and policies, including international science agreements. The Office evaluates NMFS' performance of the agency's conservation and management mission from a scientific perspective.

Popular Pages
Visit our most popular page- Fishery Market News for the latest trade information.

Now available, NMFS-COPEPOD, a
database of globally-distributed plankton abundance, biomass, and composition data.

The 5th Edition of Our Living Oceans is available for download.

The World Swordfish Study is available.

Query our copy of the US Coast Guard vessel documentation database by vessel ID or by name.

NMFS Science
Links to NMFS Research Reports
NMFS Technical Memoranda Search

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