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Photo Credit: SEFSC Galveston Lab
Turtle escaping from a TED
Photo Credit: SEFSC Pascagoula Lab
Coryphaenidae Family- dolphinfishes
Photo Credit: SEFSC Early Life History lab
The Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) conducts multi-disciplinary research programs to provide management information to support national and regional programs of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and to respond to the needs of Regional Fishery Management Councils, Interstate and International Fishery Commission, Fishery Development Foundations, government agencies, and the general public.
The Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) is headquartered in Miami, FL. The SEFSC is responsible for scientific research on living marine resources that occupy marine and estuarine habits of the continental southeastern United States, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The SEFSC is one of the six national marine fishery science centers responsible for federal marine fishery research programs.
In general, SEFSC develops the scientific information required for:
- fishery resource conservation
- fishery development and utilization
- habitat conservation
- protection of marine mammals and endangered marine species
Impact analyses and environmental assessments for management plans and international negotiations are also prepared, and research is pursued to address specific needs in
- population dynamics
- fishery biology
- fishery economics
- engineering and gear development
- protected species biology
How Do I...?
- Distinguish a white marlin from a spearfish
- How do I report a stranded/ beached whale, dolphin, or turtle?
- How do I report a lionfish sighting?
- Access SouthEast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR)
- How do I report for my fishing/dealer permit requirements?
- How do I report a retrieved tag?
- How do I find current fishery closures?
- How do I adopt a billfish?
- How do I register my billfish tournament?
- How do I apply for a permit?
- Visit the SEFSC library
- How do I find NOAA staff?
- How do I apply for grant funding?
- How do I request permission to use a photo found on the website?
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