Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Third Scientific Symposium Proceedings Published

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The proceedings of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Third Scientific Symposium have just been published in the Atoll Research Bulletin No. 543, issued by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

The Symposium was held in Honolulu, Hawaii during 2-4 November, 2004, under the joint sponsorship of NOAA's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, NOAA's National Ocean Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, and the State of Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources. Funding support was provided by NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program. The Symposium was co-chaired by Gerard DiNardo and Frank Parrish of the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center.

The published proceedings include 32 peer-reviewed papers documenting recent scientific developments in ecological, biological, oceanographic, and resource assessment research in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). Many of the papers link newer data with historical data from this unique and remote marine region, recently given protected status as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument.

The Symposium covered a range of scientific themes including the history of research and management in the NWHI; protected species; fish, shellfish, and fisheries; oceanography and mapping; and ecology and environmental impacts. The proceedings include many contributions by staff of the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; these are available in PDF format using the links on this list of symposium papers.

The entire collection of symposium papers is available on the Web site of the Atoll Research Bulletin.

For further information on the 3rd NWHI Symposium please contact Gerard DiNardo or Frank Parrish at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center.