Pelagic Research center

ABOUT US

LARGE PELAGIC RESEARCH CENTER (LPRC)

Modeled after the Pelagic Fisheries Research Group (PFRP) in the Pacific, LPRC began as a Center to stimulate and conduct research on key species of interest to commercial and recreational fisheries and marine ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean. The Center, established in 2003 at the University of New Hampshire, functioned as an academic research group and as a coordinator and source of extramural funding for other large pelagic species research.

In 2010, LPRC joined the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the Graduate School of Marine Science. We are located in Gloucester, MA and, as part of the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute, are working to revitalize the UMass Marine Station at Gloucester’s Hodgkins Cove.