Disclaimers

Accessibility Statement

The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center is committed to providing access to our web pages for individuals with disabilities, both members of the public and Federal employees.

To meet this commitment, we will comply with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 508 requires that individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from us, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us.

Section 508 also requires us to ensure that Federal employees with disabilities have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access to and use of information and data by Federal employees who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us.

If the format of any material on our web site interferes with your ability to access the information, due to an issue with accessibility caused by a disability as defined in the Rehabilitation Act, please contact Webmaster  for assistance.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center of the Department of Commerce or any of their employees/contractors.

Copyright Statement

Guidelines for Reproducing or Using Material from the NOAA Fisheries Web Site

NOAA Fisheries' policy is to use externally produced material (graphics, text, etc.) on our web site only with permission of the copyright holder. If you believe material to which you have rights has been improperly included, please provide the URL to the contact identified on the page on which the material appears or to the NOAA Fisheries Webmaster.

Texts

Most text appearing on NOAA Fisheries web pages was either prepared by employees of the United States Government as part of their official duties and therefore not subject to copyright or prepared under contracts that gave NOAA Fisheries the right to place the text into the public domain. The same is true of most publications available for downloading from this web site. You may freely copy that material. NOAA Fisheries requests that, when doing so, you include a "Courtesy: NOAA Fisheries" notation.

If copyrighted text is included on a NOAA Fisheries web page or in a NOAA Fisheries publication, it will be specifically identified. Copyrighted material may not be utilized in whole or in part without the express written permission of the copyright holder. For information about copyright holders, how they can be contacted, and what, if any, use those owners allow of their material, please provide the URL to the point of contact identified as contact for the page on which the text or download link appears. If no contact is given, contact the NOAA Fisheries Webmaster.

Graphics

Permission to use NOAA Fisheries graphics is granted on a case-by-case basis. Some are public domain, some are created by NOAA Fisheries contractors, and some are used by NOAA Fisheries with specific permission granted by the owner. Therefore, graphics found on the NOAA Fisheries web site should not be reused without permission.

Copyrighted material may not be utilized in whole or in part without the express written permission of the copyright holder. For information about the copyright holders of a given photo or illustration on the NOAA Fisheries web site, how the owners can be contacted, and what, if any, use those owners allow of their material, please provide the URL and file name to the point of contact identified as contact for the page on which the photo or illustration appears. If no contact is given, contact the NOAA Fisheries Webmaster.

Granting the right to use a graphic from the NOAA Fisheries web site does not explicitly or implicitly convey NOAA Fisheries' endorsement of the site where it is used. If a NOAA Fisheries image includes an identifiable person, using the image may infringe that person's right of privacy or publicity, and permission should be obtained from the person.

Once you receive confirmation from us that a graphic is available for use, we request that you credit NOAA Fisheries with a "Courtesy: NOAA Fisheries"

Government System Usage Policy

This information service operates on a U.S. Government computer system. This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for other like purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, system personnel may provide the evidence of such activity to law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information; to defeat or circumvent security features; or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited.

These materials have been prepared for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. Online readers should not act upon this information without seeking appropriate professional counsel.