U.S. Fisheries play an important role in the nation’s economy providing opportunities for commercial, recreational, and subsistence fishing, and sustainable seafood for the nation. Sustainably managed fisheries also contribute to a healthy and resilient ecosystem. The primary clients of this domain will be the offices NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries or NMFS). NOAA Fisheries is responsible for the stewardship of the nation’s ocean resources and their habitat. NOAA Fisheries provides vital services for the nation: productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems.
ProTech-Fisheries Domain will enable NOAA Fisheries to acquire services from a network of professional scientists, technical experts, and consultants to ensure the sustainability of fisheries and fishing communities, recover and conserve protected species, and improve organizational excellence. NOAA Fisheries work is conducted in our headquarters offices in Silver Spring, Maryland, as well as in five regional offices, six science centers, and associated field offices and laboratories. NOAA Fisheries conducts research at study sites within the U.S., all U.S. territories and its possessions, high seas and international locations. Additional information about NOAA Fisheries is available at http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/.