NOAA Fisheries Strategic Plans

May 19, 2020

View our national and regional strategic plans, which include goals and key strategies for NOAA Fisheries through 2023.

National Strategic Plan

NOAA Fisheries' strategic plan for 2019–2022 sets out goals and key strategies focused on addressing our highest priorities to amplify the economic value of fisheries and recover and conserve protected marine species.

The plan’s three strategic goals reflect the vision of the Department of Commerce and NOAA to help the American economy grow and a practical approach to managing our fisheries and marine resources:

  • Amplify the economic value of commercial and recreational fisheries while ensuring their sustainability.
  • Conserve and recover protected species while supporting responsible fishing and resource development.
  • Improve organizational excellence and regulatory efficiency.

Regional Strategic Plans

We have also released five geographic strategic plans as a complement to the NOAA Fisheries Strategic Plan. These plans reflect the practical approach to managing our fisheries and marine resources implemented in 2017. They are focused on addressing our agency’s highest priorities to amplify the economic value of commercial and recreational fisheries and recover and conserve protected marine species.

Last updated by Office of Communications on 06/02/2020