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

  • April 28, 2016
    Stock 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 2013
    Yau A, Nadon M, Richards B, Brodziak J, Fletcher E
    [2016] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-PIFSC-51, 54 p. doi:10.7289/V5PR7T0G
  • April 26, 2016
    Analysis and manuscript preparation focused on the study site of Kapoho Bay, Hawaii Island
    Hughes O
    [2016] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-16-003, 202 p. doi:10.7289/V5BG2M07
  • April 26, 2016
    Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Data report : ecological monitoring 2015 : reef fishes and benthic habitats of the main Hawaiian Islands, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Pacific Remote Island Areas, and American Samoa
    McCoy K, Heenan A, Asher J, Ayotte P, Gorospe K, Gray A, Kino K, Zamzow J, Williams I
    [2016] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-16-002, 94 p. doi:10.7289/V5G73BQJ
  • April 4, 2016
    PIFSC report on the Hawaii-based limited-access longline fishery from 1 January to 31 December 2015
    Fisheries Research and Monitoring Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
    [2016] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-16-006, 17 p. doi:10.7289/V53X84NJ
  • April 4, 2016
    Cetacean monitoring in the Mariana Islands Range Complex, 2015
    Hill MC, Oleson EM, Baumann-Pickering S, Van Cise AM, Ligon AD, Bendlin AR, U? AC, Trickey JS, Bradford AL
    [2016] Prepared for the U.S. Pacific Fleet Environmental Readiness Office. PIFSC Data Report DR-16-001. 33 p. + Appendix. doi:10.7289/V5H70CTG
  • April 4, 2016
    Length-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 Samoa
    Curran D, Bigelow K
    [2016] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-16-004, 9 p. doi:10.7289/V5CF9N42

Journal Articlesdocument icon

  • April 28, 2016
    An ecosystem services perspective for the oceanic eastern tropical Pacific: commercial fisheries, carbon storage, recreational fishing, and biodiversity
    Martin SL, Ballance LT, Groves T
    [2016] Frontiers in Marine Science 3:50. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00050
  • April 6, 2016
    Reducing green turtle bycatch in small-scale fisheries using illuminated gillnets: the cost of saving a sea turtle
    Ortiz N, Mangel JC, Wang J, Alfaro-Shigueto J, Pingo S, Jiminez A, Suarez T, Swimmer Y, Carvalho F, Godley BJ
    [2016] Marine Ecology Progress Series 545: 251-259. doi:10.3354/meps11610
  • April 4, 2016
    Management strategy evaluation applied to coral reef ecosystems in support of ecosystem-based management
    Weijerman M, Fulton EA, Brainard RE
    [2016] PLoS ONE 11(3): e0152577. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152577
  • March 30, 2016
    Exploration of the "larval pool": development and ground-truthing of a larval transport model off leeward Hawai`i
    Wren JLK, Kobayashi DR
    [2016] PeerJ 4:e1636. doi:10.7717/peerj.1636
  • March 30, 2016
    Length-weight regressions and condition indices of lutjanids and other deep slope fishes from the Mariana Archipelago
    Ralston S
    [1988] Micronesica 21(1-2):189-197
  • March 25, 2016
    Ecosystem monitoring for ecosystem-based management: using a polycentric approach to balance information trade-offs
    Heenan A, Gorospe K, Williams I, Levine A, Maurin P, Nadon M, Oliver T, Rooney J, Timmers M, Wongbusarakum S, Brainard R
    [2016] Journal of Applied Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12633