Notable Milestones

  • Conducted an external panel review of the Center's pelagic research activities
  • Convened a workshop to establish a Center vision and strategy for climate research
  • Ensured Center compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act
  • Ensured Center compliance with the NOAA small boat safety program
  • Developed and implemented a database and online reporting system for Hawaii noncommercial bottomfish fishers
  • Completed a comprehensive operations manual for the Center's library
  • Completed a manuscript on modification of longline fishing practices to reduce bycatch
  • Led the U.S. delegation at the 4th Scientific Working Group Meeting in support of the Inter-governmental Meeting on Management of High Seas Bottom Fisheries in the North Western Pacific Ocean
  • Led the U.S. delegation at the annual meeting of the North Pacific Marine Science Organization
  • Convened meetings of the Billfish Working Group of the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean
  • Completed an updated stock assessment of swordfish in the North Pacific
  • Completed an updated stock assessment of bottomfish in the Hawaiian Archipelago
  • Estimated the bycatch of sea turtles and other protected species in the Hawaii longline fishery for 2008
  • Projected the carrying capacity of French Frigate Shoals for Hawaiian monk seals using an updated ECOPATH model
  • Published an article describing recent changes in the species composition in upper trophic levels of the central North Pacific subtropical gyre ecosystem
  • Expanded public awareness of the conservation benefits of using barbless circle hooks in Hawaii shoreline fisheries
  • Prepared and disseminated quarterly and annual reports of catch and effort statistics for the Hawaii- and American Samoa-based pelagic longline fisheries
  • Completed and published a report on the dynamics of the Hawaii bottomfish market
  • Chaired a workshop session on catch and effort in traditional fisheries of American Samoa
  • Completed the 2008 Hawaiian monk seal stock assessment analysis and report
  • Developed a plan for systematic surveys of the main Hawaiian Islands monk seal population
  • Completed an integrated Center-wide sea turtle research plan
  • Published a research paper on the dietary shift of Hawaiian green turtles in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu
  • Completed a manuscript on strandings of hawksbill turtles in the Hawaiian Islands
  • Completed a manuscript on the Coral Reef Ecosystem Integrated Observing System
  • Conducted Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program research surveys in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, main Hawaiian Islands, Wake Atoll, and the Mariana Archipelago
Last updated July 26 2011