We have a long history of conducting ecological research on habitats and their connection to fishery production—healthy fish need healthy habitats. Following the goals of NOAA Fisheries’ Habitat Assessment Improvement Plan, our scientists focus on developing habitat science to meet the mandates of the Magnuson-Stevens Act and the economic, social, and environmental needs of the nation. Research is focused on providing information to assess impacts to essential fish habitat, reducing habitat-related uncertainty in stock assessments, contributing to assessments of ecosystem services, contributing to ecosystem-based fishery management, and more.
We also have a regional habitat science email list to increase communication between our scientists, southeast region habitat managers, and the NOAA Restoration Center. To join this email list, send an email to habitat.assessment.moderator.SE@noaa.gov with "join" in the subject line.
Visit our site at www.sefsc.noaa.gov or click on our quick link below: