Southeast Fisheries Science Center

The Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) is a research branch of NOAA Fisheries and is responsible for scientific research on living marine resources that occupy marine and estuarine habits of the continental Southeastern U.S., as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Climate-related changes in the Southeast region include rising sea levels, increasing sea surface temperatures, and changes in precipitation patterns that can affect the productivity and diversity of the region’s marine and coastal resources. The SEFSC conducts a variety of research and monitoring efforts to help sustain and restore living marine resource populations, protect and restore habitats in healthy ecosystems, and understand climate-related changes on marine ecosystems.

Access the SEFSC home page here.