Today, we released the NOAA Fisheries Priorities and Annual Guidance for 2019 document. This document aims to provide guidance to all NOAA Fisheries employees in executing our mission responsibilities, and to guide the development and execution of the agency’s Annual Operating Plan by establishing a framework for priority milestones. Our programs, projects, and investments will be designed and conducted in a manner that supports these three strategic goals:
Amplify the economic value of commercial and recreational fisheries while ensuring their sustainability.
Recover and conserve protected species while supporting responsible fishing and resource development.
Improve organizational excellence and regulatory efficiency.