Fisheries Statistics and Economics Division, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Data Center Description
The Fisheries Statistics and Economics Division (FSED) has both a support and operational mission. As the principal source of U.S. national fishery statistics, the Division provides authoritative advice, coordination and guidance on matters related to the collection, analysis and dissemination of biological, economic, market and sociological statistics by NMFS and state agencies. However, the Division also provides nationwide coordination of the NMFS Economics Research Program and the National Observer Program to ensure the efficient integration of these activites into the stewardship policies of the Agency.
What Data Are We Concerned With?
Fisheries Dependent data for all disciplines from domestic recreational fisheries, domestic commercial fisheries, and foreign commercial fisheries.
What Do We Do?
-We develop national standards, policies and operational guidelines for the coordinated collection and publication of fishery statistics
We provide leadership, coordination and advocacy for NMFS Economics Research and National Observer programs
We coordinate regional commercial statistics surveys; market data programs
We design and conduct national commercial, recreational, and economic statistics surveys.
How Do We Accomplish This?
-We coordinate with other Federal agencies, states, Interstate Commissions and Regional Councils on: the collection of statistics and market information
-Conduct of economic research, and operations and integration of observer programs
-Design, implement and manage computerized data systems to meet the collect, integrate, access, analyze, disseminate and archive from state, regional, national and international fisheries information systems
-Publish the official fishery statistics for the United States
-Represent NMFS to other federal and international statistical agencies
What Products and Services Do We Produce?
The Division provides statistics and economics science oversight, strategic planning and budget formulation advocacy, and coordination and management among regional programs.
The Division provides statistics to U.S. Government agencies, foreign governments, national and international organizations, private businesses, and individuals interested in the management and development of U.S. fishery resources. We provides these statistics as:
-official statistical publications, such as the annual "Fisheries of the U.S." series
-computer tapes, disks, CD-ROMS
-INTERNET WEB servers providing on-line access to our computer databases Broadcast FAX services