Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

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The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Center administers scientific research and monitoring programs that support the domestic and international conservation and management of living marine resources. More....


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Recent Staff Publications

PIFSC Reportsdocument icon

  • May 6, 2015
    Submission of 2013-2014 U.S. fishery statistics for the western and central Pacific Ocean and other areas to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-010, 11 p
  • April 9, 2015
    Marine mammals reported under catch lost to predators on fishermen's commercial catch reports to the State of Hawaii, 2003-2014
    Boggs CH, Gonzales DP, Kokubun RM
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-006, 14 p
  • April 8, 2015
    Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Fish monitoring brief: American Samoa 2015
    Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-008, 2 p
  • April 7, 2015
    Cetacean monitoring in the Mariana Islands Range Complex, 2014
    Hill MC, Oleson EM, Ligon AD, Martien KK, Archer FI, Baumann-Pickering S, Bendlin AR, Dolar L, Merkens KPB, Milette-Winfree A, Morin PA, Rice A, Robertson KM, Trickey JS, U AC, Van Cise A, Woodman SM
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-003, 61 p. + Appendices
  • April 6, 2015
    Yellowfin tuna commercial minimum size alternatives: Insights from Honolulu consumer markets
    Hospital J
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Internal Report, IR-15-014, 14 p
  • March 27, 2015
    The Hawaii-based Longline Logbook Summary Report, January-December 2014
    Fisheries Monitoring Branch, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-007, 14 p

Journal Articlesdocument icon

  • May 6, 2015
    Two takes on the ecosystem impacts of climate change and fishing: Comparing a size-based and a species-based ecosystem model in the central North Pacific
    Woodworth-Jefcoats PA, Polovina JJ, Howell EA, Blanchard JL
    [2015] Progress in Oceanography. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.04.004
  • April 29, 2015
    Recovery potential of the world's coral reef fishes
    MacNeil MA, Graham NAJ, Cinner JE, Wilson SK, Williams ID, Maina J, Newman S, Friedlander AM, Jupiter S, Polunin NVC, McClanahan TR
    [2015] Nature 520: 341-344. DOI:10.1038/nature14358
  • April 13, 2015
    Nonnative seashore paspalum, Paspalum vaginatum (Poaceae), consumed by Hawaiian green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas): Evidence for nutritional benefits
    McDermid KJ, Lefebvre JA, Balazs GH
    [2015] Pacific Science 69(1): 48-57. DOI: 10.2984/69.1.3
  • April 13, 2015
    Acoustic tagging and monitoring of cultured and wild juvenile crimson jobfish (Pristipomoides filamentosus) in a nursery habitat
    Parrish FA, Hayman NT, Kelley C, Boland RC
    [2015] Fishery Bulletin 113(3): 234-241. DOI: 10.7755/FB.113.3.1
  • April 2, 2015
    Human, oceanographic and habitat drivers of central and western Pacific coral reef fish assemblages
    Williams ID, Baum JK, Heenan A, Hanson KM, Nadon MO, Brainard RE
    [2015] PLoS ONE 10(4): e0120516. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120516
  • March 3, 2015
    Age estimation and lead-radium dating of golden tilefish, Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps
    Lombardi-Carlson LA, Andrews AH
    [2015] Environmental Biology of Fishes. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-015-0398-0. (In Press)