Research Survey Fact Sheets
NOAA Fisheries research surveys provide data critical to the stewardship of our nation's ocean resources and their habitat.
For 150 years, our scientists and partners have collected survey data to understand current and changing ocean conditions and monitor marine life. The insights we gain are the heart of our vital services to strengthen the blue economy (PDF, 18 pages), maintain productive and sustainable fisheries, conserve protected resources, and support healthy ecosystems.
National Overview Fact Sheet (PDF, 4 pages)
Science Center Fact Sheets
Our regional fisheries science centers conduct research surveys that are tracked nationally through the Fisheries-Independent Survey System.