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Title: NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Panama City Laboratory
Short Name: Panama City Laboratory
Status: In Work

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 water


It is a parent record for the projects administered by the Panama City facility.

Other Citation Details:

The NMFS Panama City Laboratory website is not a data collection system in itself but it gives valuable information about program activities, metadata, standard procedures and provides links that we think would interest anyone interested in fisheries and the environment.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Integrated Taxonomic Information System mackerel
Integrated Taxonomic Information System sawfish
Integrated Taxonomic Information System sharks
SEFSC Metadata Portfolio Level-1
None coral reef
None ecology
None fisheries dependent data
None fisheries independent data
None habitat
None rays
None reef fish
None rocky reef
None seagrasses

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Geographic Names Information System Gulf of Mexico
None Atlantic Ocean
None Caribbean
None continental shelf
None GOM

Physical Location

Organization: Southeast Fisheries Science Center
City: Panama City
State/Province: FL
Country: USA
Location Description:

3500 Delwood Beach Road

Panama City, FL 32408

Project Information

Project Type: Program

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1065144
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hill, Ron
Address: 3500 Delwood Beach Road
Panama City,, FL 32408-7403
Email Address:
Phone: 850 234-6541 ext 203
View Historical Support Roles


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 164111

Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Eastern Seaboard

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 163992
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1972

The Panama City NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Laboratory officially opened it's doors in September of 1972.

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

Data is available by request.

Data Access Procedure:

Contact appropriate data steward.

Data Access Constraints:

Confidential data requires a confidentiality agreement.

Data Use Constraints:

Some data within the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Panama City Laboratory project may be confidential. Unless otherwise specified, data is not to be used for legal purposes.

Metadata Access Constraints:


Metadata Use Constraints:

Please credit when used.



CC ID: 163994

Home page of NOAA NMFS Panama City Laboratory


Issue 1

CC ID: 202742
Issue Date: 1976

Passage of Magnuson-Stevens act in 1976. Please see the following URL to read about the Magnuson-Stevens act:

Technical Environment


Data may be in either desktop computer files or reside in Oracle or Microsoft Access tables, Microsoft Excel files, SAS files or MiniTab files.

There also may be biological samples.


GOM Gulf of Mexico

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Project Other Panama City Laboratory Projects
Project Reef Fish Survey

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 21148
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:21148
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2014-01-06 09:46+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-10-22 02:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-10-22
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-10-23