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

  • April 18, 2014
    Marine debris: removal and assessment at Midway Atoll 2013
    Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Special Publication, SP-14-001, 6 p
  • April 15, 2014
    Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Data Report: Ecological monitoring 2012-2013 -- reef fishes and benthic habitats of the main Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa, and Pacific Remote Island Areas
    Heenan A, Ayotte P, Gray A, Lino K, McCoy K, Zamzow J, Williams I
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-14-003, 112 p
  • April 7, 2014
    Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Fish monitoring brief: Pacific Remote Island Areas 2014
    Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-14-007, 2 p
  • February 11, 2014
    Fishery statistics of the western Pacific, Volume 28
    Lowe MK, Quach MMC, Brousseau KR, Tomita AS
    [2013] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-13-06, var. pag.
  • January 31, 2014
    Injury determinations for cetaceans observed interacting with Hawaii and American Samoa longline fisheries during 2007-2011
    Bradford AL, Forney KA
    [2014] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-39, 20 p. + Appendix
  • December 30, 2013
    Submission of 2011-2012 U.S. fishery statistics for the Western and Central Pacific Ocean and other areas to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
    Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    [2013] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-13-010, 10 p

Journal Articlesdocument icon

  • March 18, 2014
    Trade-offs among catch, bycatch, and landed value in the American Samoa longline fishery
    Watson JT, Bigelow KA
    [2014] Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12268
  • March 10, 2014
    Accounting for subgroup structure in line-transect abundance estimates of false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) in Hawaiian waters
    Bradford AL, Forney KA, Oleson EM, Barlow J
    [2014] PLoS ONE 9(2): e90464. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090464
  • February 12, 2014
    Characterization of coral communities at Wake Atoll in the remote central Pacific Ocean
    Kenyon JC, Bonito V, Wilkinson CB
    [2013] Atoll Research Bulletin 600: 1-21
  • February 6, 2014
    Coral reef baselines: how much macroalgae is natural?
    Bruno JF, Precht WF, Vroom PS, Aronson RB
    [2014] Marine Pollution Bulletin. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.01.010
  • January 28, 2014
    Assessment of radiometric dating for age validation of deep-water dogfish (Order: Squaliformes) finspines
    Cotton CF, Andrews AH, Cailliet GM, Grubbs RD, Irvine SB, Musick JA
    [2014] Fisheries Research 151: 107-113. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2013.10.014
  • January 28, 2014
    Maximum age and missing time in the vertebrae of sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus): validated lifespan from bomb radiocarbon dating in the western North Atlantic and southwestern Indian Oceans
    Passerotti MS, Andrews AH, Carlson JK, Wintner SP, Goldman KJ, Natanson LJ
    [2014] Marine and Freshwater Research. DOI: 10.1071/MF13214