We are excited to announce that NAAFE 2023 will be held in Woods Hole, MA, US, from 23-26 May 2023. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), in collaboration with the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), will be hosting the NAAFE Forum.

You can find more information on NAAFE 2023 Woods Hole, including Important Deadlines, at their website (https://naafe2023.whoi.edu/). We will also continue to send message and updates on the NAAFE 2023 Forum to the current NAAFE members listserv.

Important Deadlines

  •  3 October 2022: Special Session submissions open
  • 14 November 2022: Deadline for Special Session submissions
  • 9 December 2022: Abstract submissions open
  • 6 January 2023: Deadline for Abstract submissions
  • 3 February 2023: Response to Abstract authors
  • 24 February 2023: Deadline for full paper submissions for NAAFE 2023 Best Student Paper Award
  • 27 February 2023: Registration deadline for presenters of accepted abstracts
  • 27 March 2023: Deadline for registration for all participants
  • 23-26 May 2023: NAAFE 2023 Forum



Following is logistical information to start your planning for the 2023 NAAFE Forum in Woods Hole, May 23 – May 26, 2023.

NAAFE registration and plenary sessions will take place in Redfield Auditorium (45 Water Street, Woods Hole) and poster sessions at the MBL Swope Center (5 North Street). Parking is very limited in Woods Hole Village, and it’s recommended that you plan to stay in Woods Hole. There may be accommodations for limited parking at the WHOI Quissett Campus for anyone that can’t find accommodation within walking distance.


Directions to WHOI and all WHOI campus maps can be found here and additional local information on WHOI, Woods Hole, Falmouth and the history of the WHOI Scientific Community can be found by visiting the WHOI local information site.


The two airports nearest to Woods Hole are Boston Logan Airport (BOS) and Providence T.F. Green Airport (PVD). Both airports are just under 80 miles from Woods Hole, and both offer excellent bus service (Peter Pan Bus Lines and Plymouth & Brockton Bus Lines) to Falmouth and Woods Hole. Please check bus schedules and book well ahead of time.


Peter Pan Bus Lines and Plymouth & Brockton Bus Lines is available to Falmouth/Woods Hole from Boston South Station and Boston Logan Airport as well as Providence Bus Terminal only (not from T.F. Green Airport). At Boston’s Logan Airport, Peter Pan buses leave directly for Falmouth and Woods Hole, taking about 1.5 - 2 hours.  The bus stop for “scheduled buses” can be found right outside each terminal (exit ground floor of the baggage claim area) at Boston Logan Airport. You must book on-line in advance for bus service, and it is a good idea to book early! Both airports also offer many rental car services.

Alternatives to bus or rental car transportation

  • Green Shuttle
  • Long’s Taxi & Airport Transportation
  • White Tie Limousine
  • Falmouth Taxi



The main accommodation for the NAAFE 2023 Forum, May 23-26, 2023, will be at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in the heart of Woods Hole, MA. Two additional hotels have agreed to block rooms for our meeting at the negotiated federal rates: the Sands of Time located in Woods Hole and Inn on the Square located in Falmouth. Shuttle service may be available between the Inn on the Square and Woods Hole. Limited parking will be available at WHOI. More information will be provided in the fall of 2022.

Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Swope Center & MBL Housing
5 North Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
(508) 289-7248
[email protected]

Note: MBL has over 100 rooms available and will host the banquet dinner, poster session and some of the conference sessions. All guests must be registered for the forum and meal plans are available. It is within close walking distance to the WHOI venues. Booking information and prices will be posted here in the fall of 2022. No children or pets allowed.

Sands of Time
Motor Inn & Harbor House
549 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543
(508) 548-6300

30 rooms available (including the Harbor House), booking available after Oct 2022, rate TBD fall 2022. When booking, mention that you will be attending the May 2023 NAAFE Forum.

Note: Within easy walking distance to the symposium venue and WHOI.

Inn on the Square
40 North Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
(877) 961-3249

25 rooms reserved until April 22, 2023 at a rate of $171/night under NAAFE 2023 Forum.

Mention that you will be attending the 2023 NAAFE Forum when registering.

Note: This Inn is within easy walking distance from the Falmouth bus stop and to Falmouth Village.



Treehouse Lodge
527 Woods Hole Rd
Falmouth, MA 02543
(508) 548-1986
[email protected]

Note: Within easy walking distance to the symposium venue and WHOI. Rates TBD, fall 2022.

Woods Hole Inn
28 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
(508) 495-0248
[email protected]

Note: Small B&B with 14 rooms across the street from the conference venue in downtown Woods Hole. Rates TBD, fall 2022.



Holiday Inn
291 Jones Road
Falmouth, MA 02540
(866) 238-4218
(508) 540-2000

Note: Located in Falmouth, 5 miles from Woods Hole. No shuttle service provided to venue.  Rates TBD fall 2022.

Coonamessett Inn
311 Gifford Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
(508) 388-1748
[email protected]

Note: Located in Falmouth, 5 miles from Woods Hole. No shuttle service provided to venue.  Rates TBD fall 2022.

Sea Crest Beach Hotel
350 Quaker Road
North Falmouth, MA 02556
(800) 225-3110
[email protected]

Note: Located in Falmouth, 9 miles from Woods Hole. No shuttle service provided to venue.  Rates TBD fall 2022.




Note: rates and distances from conference venue will vary. No shuttle service provided to or from conference site.