Mississippi Labs



The Mississippi Laboratory is co-located in Pascagoula, MS and Stennis, MS.

Pascagoula Lab

Pascagoula Lab building
3209 Frederic Street
Pascagoula, MS 39567

The Mississippi Laboratory was established in 1950 under the Department of Interior as a Bureau of Commercial Fisheries field station. In 1970, the laboratory was transferred to the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service. The Pascagoula Laboratory was recently rebuilt in November of 2009.

The Mississippi Laboratories consist of two branches:

The Mississippi Laboratories research activities are in response to resource management, environmental, and utilization needs and are by design inherently responsive to various legislative and fishing industry needs throughout the southeast region. We are also the home port of the NOAA Ships Gordon Gunter, Oregon II, and Pisces, which conduct scientific surveys of the health and abundance of fishery resources and marine mammals.


Stennis Lab

Stennis Lab building
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529

Since the early 1970s, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has had a presence at Stennis Space Center on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Southeast Fisheries Science Center lab at Stennis is one of NOAA National Marine Fisheries Services' regional science center labs.

The Stennis Lab:

More about NOAA at Stennis [pdf]

More About the MS Labs


map of labs in the sefsc
Labs of the SEFSC Beaufort, NC Panama City, FL Stennis, MS Pascagoula, MS Miami, FL Lafayette, LA Galveston, TX

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