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Title: Ecosystems & Aquaculture Division (EAD)
Short Name: Ecosystems & Aquaculture Division (EAD)
Status: Completed

The Ecosystems and Aquaculture Division develops scientific knowledge on the interactions between the environment and marine biota, to promote sustainable wild-caught and cultivated fisheries, and to conserve protected species in the Northeast Continental Shelf ecosystem, nationally and internationally.

Major research themes include ecosystem processes and environmental conditions for production of harvestable algae, invertebrates and vertebrates; the processes linking spatial and temporal patterns in climate with regional and local responses of species and their habitats; and the positive and negative influences of human activities upon ecosystem function and services. This is accomplished by the coordination and design of field surveys and laboratory investigations conducted by five research branches with staff across the Northeast.

Better understanding of these processes enables the Division to develop technologies and recommendations to promote the growth of a highly productive aquaculture industry, to support assessment and management of protected and harvested species, and more generally to support the development of Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management in the Northeast Region.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None abundance
None composition
None distribution
None early life
None environmental
None reproductive



CC ID: 184727
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML

Ecosystems & Aquaculture Division web page.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 23138
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:23138
Metadata Record Created By: Joan Palmer
Metadata Record Created: 2015-02-18 09:51+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-06-28
Owner Org: NEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2016-06-28
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-06-28