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NOAA Fisheries Priorities and Annual Guidance 2022

May 09, 2022

This annual priorities document is designed as an implementation tool for the first year of the new 2022–2025 NOAA Fisheries Strategic Plan.

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The NOAA Fisheries Priorities and Annual Guidance 2022 charts the course for NOAA Fisheries to prioritize our annual actions to manage fisheries and conserve habitats and protected species. While our strategic framework centers around core programs relating to sustainable fisheries, protected species, and organizational excellence, we will increase our support for Administration priorities regarding climate change and offshore wind energy, seafood competitiveness, and equity and environmental justice.

This document also reflects our support for the Department of Commerce and NOAA’s vision to grow our Blue Economy by improving the data, services, and management tools that support ocean-based businesses.

We aim to amplify the economic value of sustainable and climate-ready fisheries while conserving and recovering protected marine species and their habitat.

This annual guidance considers our:

  • major mission functions

  • fiscal support

  • external drivers

  • identified risks

  • corporate opportunities

Last updated by Office of Communications on 05/09/2022