Rutgers University, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

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OceanAdapt delivers up-to-date information on changes in the distribution of marine species important to commercial and recreational fishing in each U.S. marine region over the last 40 years. The site uses data collected annually by NOAA Fisheries and others, and serves as a resource for managers, fishermen, fishing communities, scientists, and other interested users.


  • Find information on the distribution of nearly 650 species over the past 40-50 years
  • Access annually updated database of scientific surveys
  • Track shifts in distribution for species or groups of species in a region or nationwide