Monthly Archives: July 2014

PIFSC Staff conduct site visit to American Samoa in July 2014

Four Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) staff conducted site visits to American Samoa in early July, including Risa Oram (Director’s Office – Science Operations), Kolter Kalberg (Socioeconomics and Planning Group (SPG) – Economics Research Program) and Kimberly Lowe (Fisheries … Continue reading

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Science Camp allows Hawaii students to learn what it takes to be a marine scientist

NOAA Fisheries recently held a first annual Science Camp at the NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center (IRC). The camp hosted 60 middle school students as well as six teachers from schools around the island of Oahu. The target audience … Continue reading

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Saipan Community tours NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette

On Saturday July 5th 2014, over 250 people from the Saipan Community came out and got the chance to tour a NOAA research vessel and to learn about NOAA ships, the NOAA Corps officers and NOAA Wage Mariners who run … Continue reading

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Coral research in main Hawaiian Islands: report

The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center has published Cruise Report HA-13-04, Legs I and II. Personnel from the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, University of Hawai’i at Hilo, and San Diego State … Continue reading

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Indonesia engages in an ambitious effort to finalize ecosystem-based fisheries management plans nationwide

By Megan Moews-Asher Indonesia’s Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) in July 2013 tasked 13 select individuals across its numerous directorates, along with NGO, university, and contracting representatives, with development of a fisheries management plan (known as an “RPP” … Continue reading

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Cetacean Surveys of the Southern Mariana Islands: Rota (June 16-20, 2014)

by Marie Hill, Andrea Bendlin, Allan Ligon, Adam Ü, and Erin Oleson During 5 days of surveys off Rota, we covered 488 km of trackline and encountered 14 groups of cetacean species including  Blainville’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris), bottlenose dolphin … Continue reading

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