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Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science

www.state.gov/g/oes/

The Department of State's focal point for foreign policy formulation and implementation in global environment, science, and technology issues involving water and aquatic life is the Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science (OES).
Within the OES, the Oceans and Fisheries Directorate has two offices dedicated to international oceans issues:

National Marine Fisheries Service

www.nmfs.noaa.gov

The National Marine Fisheries Service, under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is charged with managing and conserving marine resources, and with promoting healthy marine ecosystems. They also have some law enforcement duties, and provide inspection services for firms involved in the fishery industry.

Through their Science Centers, which focus on particular regions of the country, users may ...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

www.noaa.gov

One of the primary strategic goals for the Department of Commerce is to "Observe, protect, and manage the Earth's resources to promote environmental stewardship". The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contributes to this strategic goal through the implementation of their mission to "understand and predict changes in the Earth

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

www.fws.gov

The United States Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) is the Bureau within the Department of Interior that is charged with the mission of working with partners to protect the health of aquatic habitats, restore and maintain fish and other aquatic resources at self-sustaining levels, and to support Federal migration programs for benefit of the American public.

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