Monthly Archives: April 2015

Night Trawlers and Crawlers — SE 1501 Blog from Team Trawl!

By PIFSC EOD guest blogger Laura Lilly, guest scientist acoustician aboard SE1501, under Chief Scientist Phoebe Woodworth-Jefcoats. One important aspect of our SE1501 cruise was the nighttime shallow-water (20-150 meter) trawls that we conducted to determine the composition of the … Continue reading

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How can an ecosystem approach be used to address climate change?

By Adel Heenan and Amanda Dillon The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), in collaboration with scientists from 16 international institutions, recently published a paper in the journal Marine Policy that discusses how coastal fisheries management … Continue reading

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Five million fish and counting!

By Kelvin Gorospe After 15 years of surveying coral reef fishes across the Pacific, the Fish Team at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) has amassed one of the world’s largest datasets of reef fishes. … Continue reading

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Coming Soon….Hawaii noncommercial fishing attitudes and preferences survey

By Justin Hospital What do Hawaii’s noncommerical fishermen think about fishery management? …fishery resources? …conditions at marinas and boat ramps? …levels of fishing access? In 2013, NOAA Fisheries conducted the first-ever national survey of recreational saltwater fishers’ opinions and attitudes. The … Continue reading

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Taking a Closer Look at the North Pacific Chlorophyll Front!

(by guest blogger Lucas Moxey, scientist aboard Oscar Elton Sette SE-15-01) Over the last few days, activity onboard the oceanographic research vessel NOAA Ship Oscar E. Sette has been fast-paced. Round-the-clock CTD sampling operations, acoustics transects, nighttime Cobb midwater trawls, … Continue reading

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Four Million Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety-Nine

By Kevin Lino Five million… that number has a pleasant vastness to it. Five million of anything seems overwhelming. Try to picture five million fish. Start small and keep expanding. How would that look? Would they be one compact bait … Continue reading

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