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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  • April 9, 2015
    Marine mammals reported under catch lost to predators on fishermen's commercial catch reports to the State of Hawaii, 2003-2014
    Boggs CH, Gonzales DP, Kokubun RM
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-006, 14 p
  • April 8, 2015
    Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Fish monitoring brief: American Samoa 2015
    Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-008, 2 p
  • April 7, 2015
    Cetacean monitoring in the Mariana Islands Range Complex, 2014
    Hill MC, Oleson EM, Ligon AD, Martien KK, Archer FI, Baumann-Pickering S, Bendlin AR, Dolar L, Merkens KPB, Milette-Winfree A, Morin PA, Rice A, Robertson KM, Trickey JS, U AC, Van Cise A, Woodman SM
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-003, 61 p. + Appendices
  • April 6, 2015
    Yellowfin tuna commercial minimum size alternatives: Insights from Honolulu consumer markets
    Hospital J
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Internal Report, IR-15-014, 14 p
  • March 27, 2015
    The Hawaii-based Longline Logbook Summary Report, January-December 2014
    Fisheries Monitoring Branch, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-007, 14 p
  • March 19, 2015
    Coral reef fish biomass and benthic cover along the north coast of Timor-Leste based on underwater visual surveys in June 2013
    McCoy K, Ayotte P, Gray A, Lino K, Schumacher B, Sudnovsky M
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-004, 18 p. + Appendices

Journal Articlesdocument icon

  • April 13, 2015
    Nonnative seashore paspalum, Paspalum vaginatum (Poaceae), consumed by Hawaiian green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas): Evidence for nutritional benefits
    McDermid KJ, Lefebvre JA, Balazs GH
    [2015] Pacific Science 69(1): 48-57. DOI: 10.2984/69.1.3
  • April 13, 2015
    Acoustic tagging and monitoring of cultured and wild juvenile crimson jobfish (Pristipomoides filamentosus) in a nursery habitat
    Parrish FA, Hayman NT, Kelley C, Boland RC
    [2015] Fishery Bulletin 113(3): 234-241. DOI: 10.7755/FB.113.3.1
  • April 2, 2015
    Human, oceanographic and habitat drivers of central and western Pacific coral reef fish assemblages
    Williams ID, Baum JK, Heenan A, Hanson KM, Nadon MO, Brainard RE
    [2015] PLoS ONE 10(4): e0120516. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120516
  • March 3, 2015
    Age estimation and lead-radium dating of golden tilefish, Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps
    Lombardi-Carlson LA, Andrews AH
    [2015] Environmental Biology of Fishes. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-015-0398-0. (In Press)
  • March 2, 2015
    Local human impacts decouple natural biophysical relationships on Pacific coral reefs
    Williams GJ, Gove JM, Eynaud Y, Zgliczynski BJ, Sandin SA
    [2015] Ecography. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01353. (In Press)
  • March 2, 2015
    Coral reef benthic regimes exhibit non-linear threshold responses to natural physical drivers
    Gove J, Williams GJ, McManus MA, Clark SJ, Ehses JS, Wedding LM
    [2015] Marine Ecology Progress Series 522: 33-48. DOI: 10.3354/meps11118