Monthly Archives: December 2012

NMFS acousticians collaborate to create new interchangeable hydrophone array systems

By Yvonne Barkley Erin Oleson, lead of the PIFSC Cetacean Research Program, and I recently attended a 10-day workshop at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center to develop standardized methods for passive acoustic data collection. This workshop focused intense effort and … Continue reading

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Scientists train Malaysia’s leaders in an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management

Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, Rusty Brainard and Megan Moews of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), with Robert Pomeroy of the U.S. Coral Triangle Initiative (USCTI) Coral Triangle … Continue reading

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NOAA, FAO, and South Asia regional partners met to develop training curricula on an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management

Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Rusty Brainard, Adel Heenan, and Megan Moews of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 took part in a short writeshop in Phuket, Thailand, to develop … Continue reading

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PIFSC honors staff with over 200 years of Federal service

These six folks are retiring from PIFSC with over 200 years of Federal service. This is an incredible fount of knowledge, skills, and capacity walking out the door. We will miss them and wish them well. From left, Paul Shiota, … Continue reading

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Keith Bigelow named NOAA Fisheries Employee of the Month for December 2012

Dr. Bigelow is a fishery biologist at NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center.  During the 2012 meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), Dr. Bigelow distinguished himself with his work as science advisor for the U.S. delegation. … Continue reading

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Survey of mesophotic coral reefs completed in the Manu`a Islands, American Samoa

Scientists Marie Ferguson, Jeremy Taylor, and John Rooney from the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and Tee Jay Letalie of the American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) recently completed an 18-day project to survey habitats and … Continue reading

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