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Welcome to the Northeast Fisheries Science Center

guy on clock September 3: Bigelow Gear Efficiency Public Meeting
September 27-28: Working Waterfront Festival
Visit Our Aquarium!

The country’s oldest marine aquarium, the Woods Hole Science Aquarium displays approximately 140 species of creatures, and features touch tanks and seal feedings.

blue ribbonNEFSC Award-Winners
Many of our employees have been recognized for outstanding achievements.
Image of the Week
monkfish egg veil
A close-up of part of a monkfish egg veil. It may look a bit like bubble wrap, but the light tan-colored spots, or bubbles, are eggs. Click on the photo for the full version. The image was taken during the Gulf of Maine shrimp survey July 20-August 16 on the R/V Gloria Michelle. Credit: Heidi Marotta, NEFSC/NOAA
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Fish and Fisheries
bluefin tuna
Current information for the species we study the most intensively. Learn more >>
Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles
We conduct research for the management of protected species off the US northeast coast. Learn more >>
Food from the Sea
We make information and data available to fishers and seafood consumers. Learn more >>
People and the Sea
sorting fish
Scientists, fishing folks, mariners, and more rely on the sea for their livelihood. Learn more >>
The Ocean Realm
We study resources and habitats from the deepest waters to the coastline. Learn more >>
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