Southeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce

Data Center Description
The Southeast Fisheries Science Center conducts
multi-disciplinary research programs to provide management
information to support national and regional programs of 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 Center provides supervisory and administrative support to
large marine ecosystems programs performing fishery research,
collecting and reporting on statistical data and controlling and
operating Center data management support systems. It develops
the scientific information base required for fishery resource
conservation, fishery development and utilization, habitat
conservation, and protection of marine mammals and endangered
species, the impact analyses and environmental assessments for
management plans and/or international negotiations; and pursues
research to answer specific needs in the subject areas of
population dynamics, fishery economics, fishery engineering,
food science, and fishery biology.

Website: http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/

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