Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Providing independent, objective science to inform regional fisheries management decisions in the U.S. South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean.

Our Location

NOAA’s Southeast Region is among the most complex and diverse regions in the United States. It spans three large marine ecosystems:

  • Gulf of Mexico
  • South Atlantic
  • Caribbean 

The Southeast Fisheries Science Center is headquartered in Miami, Florida and has facilities in Beaufort, North Carolina; Panama City, Florida; Pascagoula and Stennis, Mississippi; and Galveston, Texas. We also have researchers located in Lafayette, Louisiana, as well as port agents, fisheries observers and other staff stationed throughout the region.

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The image used as the banner is a school of juvenile tomtate fish with staghorn coral. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Caitlin Langwiser.


Our Leadership


Management Team