Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Marine life images

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....


News and Highlights

Research Cruises

Current CruisesOscar Elton Sette drawing icon

Completed CruisesOscar Elton Sette drawing icon

Recent Staff Publications

PIFSC Reportsdocument icon

  • January 28, 2015
    Estimation of incidental interactions with sea turtles and seabirds in the 2013 Hawaii deep-set longline fishery
    McCracken ML
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Internal Report, IR-14-022, 4 p
  • January 16, 2015
    Hawaii retail seafood markets: observations from Honolulu (2007-2011)
    Hospital J, Beavers C
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-15-01, 32 p
  • December 3, 2014
    The Hawaii-based Longline Logbook Summary Report, January-December 2013
    Fisheries Monitoring Branch, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-14-016, 14 p
  • November 20, 2014
    Report on Hawaiian monk seal survey on Ni'ihau Island, 2014
    Lopez J, Wurth T, Littnan C
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-14-017, 8 p
  • November 13, 2014
    Design and parameterization of a coral reef ecosystem model for Guam
    Weijerman M, Kaplan I, Fulton E, Gordon B, Grafeld S, Brainard R
    [2014] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-43, 113 p. + Appendices
  • November 13, 2014
    Stock assessment update for the main Hawaiian Islands Deep7 Bottomfish Complex through 2013 with projected annual catch limits through 2016
    Brodziak J, Yau A, O'Malley J, Andrews A, Humphreys R, DeMartini E, Pan M, Parke M, Fletcher E
    [2014] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-42, 61 p.

Journal Articlesdocument icon

  • January 29, 2015
    Monitoring socioeconomic impacts of Hawai'i's 2010 bigeye tuna closure: Complexities of local management in a global fishery
    Richmond L, Kotowicz D, Hospital J
    [2015] Ocean and Coastal Management 106: 87-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.01.015
  • January 29, 2015
    Equity and access in marine protected areas: The history and future of 'traditional indigenous fishing' in the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument
    Richmond L, Kotowicz D
    [2014] Applied Geography 2014: 1-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.11.007 (In Press)
  • January 26, 2015
    The Transition Zone Chlorophyll Front updated: advances from a decade of research
    Polovina JJ, Howell EA, Kobayashi DR, Seki MP
    [2015] Progress in Oceanography. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.01.006
  • January 21, 2015
    Optimization of a micronekton model with acoustic data
    Lehodey P, Conchon A, Senina I, Domokos R, Calmettes B, Jouanno J, Hernandez O, Kloser R
    [2015] ICES Journal of Marine Science. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsu233
  • January 20, 2015
    Enhancing the TurtleWatch product for leatherback sea turles, a dynamic habitat model for ecosystem-based management
    Howell E, Hoover A, Benson SR, Bailey H, Polovina JJ, Seminoff JA, Dutton PH
    [2015] Fisheries Oceanography. DOI: 10.1111/fog.12092
  • January 14, 2015
    Terrestrial basking sea turtles are responding to spatio-temporal sea surface temperature patterns
    Van Houtan KS, Halley JM, Marks W
    [2015] Biology Letters 11: 20140744. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0744