Node Management

Andrea Ostroff, Node Manager
USGS Center for Biological Informatics
NBII Program
Phone: 703-648-4070

Kelly Lotts, Content Manager
Big Sky Institute
Montana State University
Phone: 360-305-8822

About Fisheries & Aquatic Resources

To aid conservation and restoration efforts, the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (FAR) node was established to provide an integrated, comprehensive web-based resource that will: 1) serve and access fishery and aquatic databases, 2) link to fishery and aquatic resource information sites and 3) act as larger scale coordinating site for fisheries and aquatic resources standards.

See the FAR Strategic Plan for more details.

FAR project development relies on partnerships with a variety of organizations, with two primary partners:

The Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE) - The PSIEE is the central structure for environmental research, education, and outreach at Penn State. As the FAR technical lead, PSIEE staff provide: (1) expertise needed to create FAR mapping applications, (2) integrated database development and search interfaces, and (3) servers to host FAR data and applications.

Big Sky Institute
The Big Sky Institute (BSI) at Montana State University is an interdisciplinary center dedicated to creating, applying, and communicating science-based knowledge. The BSI Ecological Informatics Lab brings together natural sciences, geographic information systems (GIS), statistics, modeling, information technology, and computational programming with a comprehensive goal of making ecological data more available to society. As the FAR content lead, BSI provides (1) guidance in the direction of FAR development and structure, and (2) identification of data and informational resources.

Our Partners
Showing 53 Results
CollapseAlabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Marine Resources is providing metadata and data to the SEAMAP project.
Partner Type: State Government (U.S.) Partners
Node Affiliation: Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Node
ExpandAmerican Fisheries Society
ExpandAmerican Fisheries Society, Fisheries Information and Technology Section
ExpandAmerican Sportfishing Association
ExpandAtlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program
ExpandColorado Division of Wildlife
ExpandConnecticut Department of Environmental Protection
ExpandEastern Brook Trout Joint Venture (EBTJV)
ExpandFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
ExpandGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
ExpandIllinois Department of Natural Resources
ExpandIndiana Department of Natural Resources
ExpandInternational Ocean Biogeographic Information System
ExpandIowa Department of Natural Resources
ExpandIzaak Walton League
ExpandLoftus Consulting
ExpandLouisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
ExpandMaine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
ExpandMaryland Department of Natural Resources
ExpandMassachusetts Department of Fish and Game
ExpandMichigan Department of Natural Resources
ExpandMichigan State University
ExpandMinnesota Department of Natural Resources
ExpandMississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
ExpandMontana State University, Big Sky Institute
ExpandNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fisheries Program
ExpandNew Hampshire Fish and Game Department
ExpandNew Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
ExpandNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation
ExpandNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
ExpandPacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
ExpandPennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
ExpandPennsylvania Spatial Data Access ( PASDA )
ExpandRhode Island Department of Environmental Management
ExpandSouth Carolina Department of Natural Resources
ExpandTennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)
ExpandTexas Parks and Wildlife Department
ExpandTrout Unlimited
ExpandU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation
ExpandU.S. Forest Service, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air and Rare Plants Program
ExpandU.S. Geological Survey, Columbia Environmental Research Center
ExpandU.S. Geological Survey, Fisheries, Aquatic and Endangered Resources Program
ExpandU.S. Geological Survey, Leetown Science Center, Northern Appalachian Field Laboratory ( USGS-NARL )
ExpandU.S. Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center (USGS-WFRC)
ExpandUtah Department of Natural Resources
ExpandVermont Fish and Wildlife Department
ExpandVirginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
ExpandVirginia Tech, Conservation Management Institute ( CMI )
ExpandWest Virginia Department of Natural Resources
ExpandWisconsin Department of Natural Resources
ExpandWorld Sturgeon Conservation Society
ExpandWyoming Game and Fish Department

FAR Fact Sheet

FAR Fact Sheet

The FAR Node will bring together the people and information necessary to promote successful fisheries conservation.

Read Full PDF

Contact Us

 Please enter your email address:
 *Required if you need a response

 Please enter your name:

 Enter your Questions or Comments:


The NBII Program is administered by the Biological Informatics Program of the U.S. Geological Survey
About NBII | Accessibility Statement | NBII Disclaimer, Attribution & Privacy Statement | FOIA Logo       USGS Logo       USAgov Logo