Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center


The LMRCSC is a collaborative program initiated in 2001 between NOAA and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) with the purpose of training students for careers in NOAA and conducting fisheries science research. The center is a partnership between NOAA and the following minority serving Universities:


University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Hampton University

Delaware State University

Savannah State University

University of Miami – RSMAS

University of Maryland – COMB


The Center has four areas of focus:


Quantitative Fisheries

Fisheries Socioeconomics

Essential Fish Habitat


Current LMRCSC funded projects at RSMAS

o        Developing socio-economic indicators for billfish

o        Grey snapper salinity preference and habitat selection

o        Trophodynamics of larval billfish

o        The South Florida Student Shark Program (SFSSP)

o        Use of probiotics on aquaculture




David Die …………………….Nelson Ehrhardt
Refik Orhun
…………………. Manoj Shivlani


Fellowship students

Dwight Ebanks

Dominique Lazarre

Xaymara Serrano-Vicente


Student graduates

Donald Baocat

Ayeisha Brinson

Joel Llopiz

Vivian Melendez

For more information regarding the LMRCSC visit its main website hosted by UMES or contact the RSMAS coordinator Dr. David Die