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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PIFSC Reportsdocument icon

  • August 26, 2014
    Summary of sea turtle strandings in the main Hawaiian Islands (1975-July 2014)
    Murakawa SKK
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Internal Report, IR-14-029, var. pag
  • August 11, 2014
    NOAA Deep-sea Coral and Sponge Research and Management Priorities Workshop for the Pacific Islands Region, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 22-23, 2014.
    Parrish FA, Wagner D, Jayewardene D, Kelly C, DeMello J, Breuer E
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-14-03, 10 p. + Appendices
  • June 25, 2014
    Submission of 2012-2013 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
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-14-008, 11 p
  • June 12, 2014
    Prediction of future bycatch of sea turtles and certain cetaceans in the Hawaii deep-set longline fishery
    McCracken ML
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Internal Report, IR-13-029, 47 p
  • June 4, 2014
    Economic and social characteristics of small boat fishing in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
    Hospital J, Beavers C
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-14-02, 58 p. + Appendices
  • May 30, 2014
    Examining the potential of using secondary data to better understand human-reef relationships across the Pacific
    Grace-McCaskey CA
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-14-01, 69 p

Journal Articlesdocument icon

  • August 11, 2014
    Validated age estimates for large white sharks of the northeastern Pacific Ocean: altered perceptions of vertebral growth shed light on complicated carbon 14 results
    Andrews AH, Kerr LA
    [2014] Environmental Biology of Fishes. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-014-0326-8
  • August 11, 2014
    "Going with the flow" or not: evidence of positive rheotaxis in oceanic juvenile loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the South Pacific Ocean using satellite tags and ocean circulation data
    Kobayashi DR, Farman R, Polovina JJ, Parker DM, Rice MH, Balazs G
    [2014] PLoS ONE 9(8): e103701. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103701
  • August 5, 2014
    Book Review: Billion-Dollar Fish: The Untold Story of Alaksa Pollock
    Hospital J
    [2014] Journal of Fish Biology 85: 556-557. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12464
  • July 23, 2014
    Hitchhikers reveal cryptic host behavior: new insights from the association between Planes major and sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean
    Pfaller JB, Alfaro-Shigueto J, Balazs GH, Ishihara T, Kopitsky K, Mangel JC, Peckham SH, Bolten AB, Bjorndal KA
    [2014] Marine Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-014-2498-3
  • July 22, 2014
    Geographic variation of persistent organic pollutants in Hawaiian monk seals Monachus schauinslandi in the main Hawaiian Islands
    Lopez J, Hyrenbach KD, Littnan C, Ylitalo GM
    [2014] Endangered Species Research 24: 249-262. DOI: 10.3354/esr00602
  • July 9, 2014
    Fish Stories: Once in a lifetime catch
    Kawamoto K
    [2014] Lawai'a 15: 28-29