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NOAA Fisheries provides science-based conservation and management for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, marine mammals, endangered species, and their habitats.How many regional offices does NOAA Fisheries have?
We have five regional offices, six science centers, and more than 20 laboratories around the United States and U.S. territories. The number of fish stocks rebuilt since 2000 as a result of our fishery management process. The number of endangered and threatened species that NOAA Fisheries has jurisdiction over, including 66 foreign species.How many acres of land has NOAA Fisheries restored?
Since then, NOAA has contributed technical and financial assistance to more than 3,600 projects, which have restored 152,000 acres of habitat and opened more than 6,700 stream miles for fish migration. The number of fish stocks or stock complexes that NOAA Fisheries manages under 46 fishery management plans.Who is responsible for managing marine fisheries?
Under U.S. law, NOAA Fisheries is responsible for managing marine fisheries within the U.S. exclusive economic zone, the 4.4-million-square-mile zone that extends from 3 to 200 nautical miles off the coast of the United States. Individual states are generally responsible for fishery management from their coastline out to three miles.