U.S. fisheries are big business, providing jobs and recreation and keeping our coastal communities vibrant. In fact, the United States is a global leader in responsibly managed fisheries and sustainable seafood. Working closely with commercial,
Alaska produces about 60 percent of seafood harvested domestically in the United States. That’s about 6 billion pounds annually, valued at nearly $2 billion. Alaska is also home to the nation’s largest fishery by volume: pollock.
Managing bigeye tuna in the Pacific is easy, right? Just estimate how many fish are out there swimming around at high speeds, calculate a sustainable amount to harvest, set a catch limit, and enforce it. Then the industry goes fishing, delivers to market
Marine fisheries data collection, reporting, analysis, and management are inherently regional functions. Because each stakeholder and region has unique data needs and management challenges, there will never be a “one-size-fits-all” data approach. However,
With increasing pressure on our oceans, there is a constant need for data that supports sound science and effective stewardship of our living marine resources. The Fisheries Information System program meets this need by working collaboratively with
Marine fisheries data collection, reporting, analysis and management are inherently regional functions. Each region, science center, Fisheries Information Network (FIN), council, commission and state—and each fishery they manage—has unique