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Panama City Lab
3500 Delwood Beach Road
Panama City, FL 32408
The Panama City, Florida Laboratory is operated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center. The National Marine Fisheries Service's mission is stewardship of the nation's living marine resources for the benefit of the nation.
The Panama City Lab performs research relevant to the formulation of rational plans to manage the marine fishery resources of the U.S. South Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico. Our current research program encompasses a spectrum of projects including:
- basic fishery biology
- routine monitoring and data collection
- habitat mapping
Fisheries of primary interest are
- reef fishes
Habitat research addresses
- coral and rocky reefs
- shallow continental shelf waters
Labs of the SEFSC
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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