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Title: Species Information System (SIS)
Short Name: Species Information System (SIS)
Status: In Work

The SIS database is developed and managed by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Science and Technology to provide NMFS scientists, resource managers, and policy coordinators with applications for data entry, retrieval, and report generation. SIS acts as a central repository to collect and manage regional and national data across NMFS program offices. In addition to the database, SIS also includes a web-enabled user interface for data entry and reporting, as well as a Public Portal website reporting SIS data to stakeholders and the interested public in user-friendly, database-generated displays.


The data housed within SIS includes the most up-to-date information on stock assessment results, the status of managed stocks, and other related fisheries management information, as well as a growing collection of historical records. This information is necessary to support services NMFS provides to fisheries conservation and management efforts, as mandated by the Magnuson-Stevens Act. SIS directly supports a number of agency reporting requirements, including the Office of Sustainable Fisheries' Annual Report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries and NMFS performance metrics.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None ACL
None adequate assessment
None fisheries survey
None overfished
None overfishing
None rebuilding
None stock assessment
None stock status
None time series

Physical Location

Organization: NMFS Office of Science and Technology
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD
Country: USA
Location Description:

1315 East West Highway

Project Information

Project Type: Data System

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 103758
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Blackhart, Kristan
Address: 2725 Montlake Blvd East
Seattle, WA 98112
Email Address:
Phone: 206-302-2479
Fax: 206-860-3442
Contact Instructions:

(206) 302-2479

Point of Contact

CC ID: 207823
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Miller, Stacey D
Address: 55 Great Republic Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930
Email Address:
Phone: 978-281-9203


CC ID: 207824
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Brown, Stephen K
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Email Address:
Phone: 301-427-8112
Fax: 301-713-1875


Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 207832

U.S. Federal Waters

NOTE: For international stocks, status is reported at the stock level, which likely includes areas outside U.S. Federal Waters (International Waters).

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified



CC ID: 4526

SIS user interface - requires user account and login.


CC ID: 164136

SIS Public Portal - open access and additional tools.

Technical Environment


ABC acceptable biological catch
ACL annual catch limit
ACT annual catch target
B biomass
ESA Endangered Species Act
F fishing mortality
FMP Fishery Management Plan
FSSI Fish Stock Sustainability Index
MSY maximum sustainable yield
OFL overfishing limit
SAIP Stock Assessment Improvement Plan Application
SIS Species Information System

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Data Set SIS - Annual Catch Limit
Data Set SIS - Fish Assessment
Data Set SIS - Species and Stock Administrative Data Set
Data Set SIS - Status Determination

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 2122
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:2122
Metadata Record Created By: Doug Turnbull
Metadata Record Created: 2006-06-29 10:21+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2015-12-22
Owner Org: OST
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2015-12-22
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2016-12-22