Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre (NAFC)

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre

Overlooking St. John's, Newfoundland, the NAFC is the regional headquarters for the Newfoundland Region of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). It consists of marine and freshwater aquaria, a stream tank, toxicity laboratories, wet labs, an open seawater system, as well as electronic, vessel, computer, oceanographic, diving and library support. Partly belonging to the Science, Oceans and Environment (SOE) branch, its mission is to provide information and advice to support conservation, protection, and sustainable utilization of marine and aquatic resources. Research focuses on biology, life history, and resource evaluations of commercially important fishes and marine mammals, oceanography, ecosystem studies, aquaculture, environmental sciences, and habitat protection.

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