Fisheries Research and Monitoring Division
In 2010, the Fisheries Research and Monitoring Division (FRMD) was established to coordinate the Center's programs for fisheries monitoring, fisheries data management, fisheries interactions, fish life history studies, and stock assessment. More...
News and Highlights
March 4, 2016
Samoan Archipelago Biological Expedition Focused on Deepwater Bottomfish, Coral Reef Fish and Pelagic Fish Life History and EcologyThe NOAA R/V Oscar Elton Sette, fresh from drydock, has departed her home port of Honolulu and is currently in transit to Pago Pago, American Samoa. Upon arrival, she will embark a diverse group of scientists and begin a 30-day research project in the waters of the Samoan Archipelago, including the U.S. Territory of American Samoa and the nation of Samoa. More...
January 21, 2016 (updated 2/10/2016)
External Review of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Commercial Fisheries Bio-Sampling ProgramIn 2007, NOAA Fisheries received funding from Congress to establish fisheries monitoring programs to support requirements of the Reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act (RMSA) of 2006. More...
December 7, 2015
October 15, 2015
Hawaiʻi Deep 7 Bottomfish Research in the Maui Nui Region to Develop a Fishery-Independent Survey for MHI Bottomfish StocksOn October 15, 2015, the NOAA Ship Hiʻialakai departed her homeport of Pearl Harbor, Oʻahu, to continue exploring the use of deep water camera systems to study Hawaiian bottomfish in the waters between the islands of Maui, Lānaʻi, and Kahoʻolawe. More...
July 24, 2015
Workshop Convened to Prioritize Ecosystem and Fisheries Research in Rose Atoll Marine National Monument and American SamoaNOAA Fisheries held a 2-day workshop in Utulei, American Samoa in May 2015 to gain insight from local scientists and managers on marine ecosystem and fisheries research needs within the American Samoa Archipelago. This information will be incorporated into an American Samoa marine research implementation plan for 2017-2022. More...
April 28, 2016Stock assessment updates of the Bottomfish Management Unit species of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam in 2015 using data through 2013Yau A, Nadon M, Richards B, Brodziak J, Fletcher E
 U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-PIFSC-51, 54 p. doi:10.7289/V5PR7T0G
April 6, 2016Reducing green turtle bycatch in small-scale fisheries using illuminated gillnets: the cost of saving a sea turtle
April 4, 2016PIFSC report on the Hawaii-based limited-access longline fishery from 1 January to 31 December 2015Fisheries Research and Monitoring Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
 Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-16-006, 17 p. doi:10.7289/V53X84NJ
April 4, 2016Length-weight relationships for 73 species and species groups as reported in the 2011-2013 national bycatch reports for pelagic longline fisheries in Hawaii and American SamoaCurran D, Bigelow K
 Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-16-004, 9 p. doi:10.7289/V5CF9N42
April 4, 2016PIFSC report on the American Samoa limited-access longline fishery from 1 January to 31 December 2015Fisheries Research and Monitoring Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
 Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-16-005, 14 p. doi:10.7289/V57P8WDB
March 24, 2016Evaluating the effect of soak time on bottomfish abundance and length data from stereo-video surveys