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

  • August 21, 2015
    Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Benthic monitoring summary: American Samoa 2015
    Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-015, 3 p
  • August 21, 2015
    Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Benthic monitoring summary: Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIAs) 2015
    Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-014, 3 p
  • August 21, 2015
    Results Brief: 5 Years of Protection at Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area
    Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-018, 2 p
  • August 11, 2015
    Results of a pilot study to improve intercept surveys in the Hawaii marine recreational fishery
    Ma H, Hamm D
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-009, 20 p. + Appendices
  • July 16, 2015
    Reef fish surveys main Hawaiian Islands 2015. Fish monitoring brief.
    Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-017, 2 p
  • July 13, 2015
    Economic performance and status of American Samoa longline fishery, 2014
    Pan M
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Internal Report, IR-15-015, 9 p

Journal Articlesdocument icon

  • August 27, 2015
    Length-weight relationships for 85 fish species from Guam
    Kamikawa KT, Cruz E, Essington TE, Hospital J, Brodziak JKT, Branch TA
    [2015] Journal of Applied Ichthyology. DOI: 10.1111/jai.12877
  • August 7, 2015
    Settlement, colonization, and succession patterns of gold coral Kulamanamana haumeaae in Hawaiian deep coral assemblages
    Parrish FA
    [2015] Marine Ecology Progress Series 533: 135-147. DOI: 10.3354/meps11390
  • July 27, 2015
    Causes of mortality in green turtles from Hawaii and the insular Pacific exclusive of fibropapillomatosis
    Work TM, Balazs GH, Summers TM, Hapdei JR, Tagarino AP
    [2015] Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 115: 103-110. DOI: 10.3354/dao02890
  • July 14, 2015
    Variation in phytoplankton composition between two North Pacific front zones along 158 degrees west during winter-spring 2008-2011
    Howell EA, Bograd SJ, Hoover AL, Seki MP, Polovina JJ
    [2015] Progress in Oceanography 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.06.003
  • July 2, 2015
    Characterizing the natural system: Toward sustained, integrated coastal ocean acidification observing networks to facilitate resource management and decision support
    Alin SR, Brainard RE, Price NN, Newton JA, Cohen A, Peterson WT, DeCarlo EH, Shadwick EH, Noakes S, Bednarsek N
    [2015] Oceanography 28(2): 92-107. DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2015.34
  • July 2, 2015
    Use of monitoring data to support conservation management and policy decisions in Micronesia
    Montambault JR, Wongbusarakum S, Leberer T, Joseph E, Andrew W, Castro F, Nevitt B, Golbuu Y, Oldiais NW, Groves CR, Kostka W, Houk P
    [2015] Conservation Biology 2015: 1-11. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12542