Science Center for Marine Fisheries (SCeMFiS)
Science & Industry Working Together for Sustainable Fisheries
Science Center for Marine Fisheries (SCeMFiS)
Science & Industry Working Together for Sustainable Fisheries
Science Center for Marine Fisheries (SCeMFiS)
Science & Industry Working Together for Sustainable Fisheries
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How can SCeMFiS help you?

Long-term economic stability for your company

NSF sanctioned research products

Rapid response to research priorities

Immediate access to science expertise for stock assessment issues 

Members of finfish, shellfish and marine mammal stock assessment teams

Financial Benefits

Leveraging of affiliate investment. Tiered industry partner financial support, National Science Foundation commitment, and leveraging additional NSF support. Company savings: Lower risks, accelerate competitive R&D and internal cost avoidance.

Research

Coordinated analysis of assessment needs from a pool of world class experts with response to regulatory needs. Routine access to wide range of scientific expertise.

NSF Support

NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers enables industrially-relevant, pre-competitive research via a multi-member, sustained partnerships among industry, academe, and government.

Partnerships

Access to faculty, students, facilities and infrastructure at all Center sites. Access to sector identified pre-competitive research. Precompetitive industry relevant research shaped by members and faculty. Sector networking, learn from industry peers, competitors, customers and regulators.

Consortium Needs

Research conducted at each center is vetted by an industry advisory board (IAB) that ensures through the voting process that it aligns with the emerging needs of the consortium as compared to one individual company.

Sustainability

Company savings: Lower risks, accelerate competitive R&D and internal cost avoidance. Early and continual access to the discovery and innovation process as well as its results. 90% of membership fees go toward research.

Our Industry & Academic Partners

Our Partners Say...

"Commercial fishery product landings begin the product development, processing and distribution changes which create additional economic value and impacts beyond the initial landed value and economic impact."
Tom Murray
VIMS Economics Professor Emeritus
"One company or one organization cannot possibly undertake issues as grand as climate change implications alone. The community of companies and universities has proven to be much stronger than the sum of our individual members."
Guy Simmons
SeaWatch International & Former SCeMFiS Chair
"We see this as a great opportunity to partner with the scientific community, and we are looking forward to continue working with SCeMFiS on projects that affect our fisheries."
Meghan Lapp
Fisheries Liaison for Seafreeze Ltd., Rhode Island

Meet the team

greg didomenico

CHAIR

Sam martin

VICE CHAIR

eric powell

CENTER DIRECTOR

Roger Mann

VIMS SITE DIRECTOR

Would you like to partner with us?

Contact us so we can discuss how your industry or agency can be a part of SCeMFiS and the benefits we can provide.