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


[Summary provided by FSED]