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 and conducts scientific research and monitoring programs that support the domestic and international conservation and management of living marine resources across the Pacific Islands Region. More...


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Recent Staff Publications

PIFSC Reportsdocument icon

  • December 23, 2015
    Status of life history sampling conducted through the commercial fisheries bio-sampling programs in the western Pacific territories of American Samoa and Guam and in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
    Sundberg M, Humphreys R, Lowe MK, Cruz E, Gourley J, Ochavillo D
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-15-08, 56p
  • December 21, 2015
    Ecological aspects of marine turtles impacted by ocean debris: a 1989 perspective
    Balazs GH, Choy BK
    [1990] In: Shomura RS and Godfrey ML (eds.). Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Marine Debris, April 2-7, 1989, Honolulu, Hawaii, p. 718. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-154
  • December 15, 2015
    Coral Reef Ecosystem Program standard operating procedures: collection for Rapid Ecological Assessment fish surveys
    Ayotte P, McCoy K, Heenan A, Williams I, Zamzow J
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-15-07, 33p
  • October 19, 2015
    Status review report: humphead wrasse (Cheilinus Undulatus)
    Graham KS, Boggs CH, DeMartini EE, Schroeder RE, Trianni MS
    [2015] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-48, 126 p. + Appendices
  • October 7, 2015
    Marine Debris: Removal and Assessment in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: 2014
    Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Special Publication, SP-15-003, 8 p
  • September 25, 2015
    Proceedings of the 2014 NOAA Economics of Protected Resources Workshop, September 9-11, 2014, La Jolla, California
    Bisack KD, Squires DE, Lipton DW, Hilger JR, Holland DS, Johnson DH, Lee M-Y, Lent R, Lew DK, Magnusson G, Pan M, Queirolo LE, Stohs S, Speir CL, Wallmo KA
    [2015] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS NE-233, 179 p. DOI: 10.7289/v5qr4v3d

Journal Articlesdocument icon

  • January 14, 2016
    Comparisons of body sizes at sexual maturity and at sex change in the parrotfishes of Hawaii: input needed for management regulations and stock assessments
    DeMartini EE, Howard KG
    [2016] Journal of Fish Biology (2016) DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12831
  • December 21, 2015
    Measuring productivity in a shared stock fishery: a case study of the Hawaii longline fishery
    Pan M, Walden J
    [2015] Marine Policy 62: 302-308. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2015.07.018
  • December 18, 2015
    A review of the demographic features of Hawaiian Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas)
    Balazs GH, Van Houtan KS, Hargrove SA, Brunson SM, Murakawa KK
    [2015] Chelonian Conservation and Biology 14(2): 119-129
  • December 17, 2015
    An integrated coral reef ecosystem model to support resource management under a changing climate
    Weijerman M, Fulton EA, Kaplan IC, Gorton R, Leemans R, Mooij WM, Brainard RE
    [2015] PLoS ONE 10(12): e0144165. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144165
  • December 1, 2015
    Characterizing a foraging hotspot for short-finned pilot whales and Blainville's beaked whales located off the west side of Hawaii Island using tagging and oceanographic data
    Abecassis M, Polovina J, Baird RW, Copeland A, Drazen JC, Domokos R, Oleson E, Jia Y, Schorr GS, Webster DL, Andrerws RD
    [2015] PLoS ONE 10(11): e0142628. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0142628
  • November 17, 2015
    Conservation considerations revealed by the movements of post-nesting green turtles from the Republic of the Marshall Islands
    Parker DM, Balazs GH, Frutchey K, Kabua E, Langridik M, Boktok K
    [2015] Micronesica 2015(3): 1-9.