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.