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Deepwater Snappers and Groupers Life History Workshop

Deepwater snappers and groupers support significant fisheries in Hawai’i, the U.S. Pacific Territories and the rest of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans.  They include the Pristipomoides (opakapaka, gindai, kalekale, goldeye kalekale), Etelis (onaga, ehu) and Hyporthodus (hapu’upu’u, eight-bar grouper) … Continue reading

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Building capacity in the U.S. Territories

by Dr. Edward DeMartini “Wow! That looks like great abstract art,” said John Gourley, one of the participants in a workshop/tutorial that I conducted. “The colors are amazing.” As part of the Fish Life History Program at PIFSC, I had … Continue reading

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Helping Local Agencies in Guam and Saipan Understand the Life Histories of Their Fishes

By Dr. Allen H. Andrews Understanding the age of a fish helps managers understand the population dynamics of a fish stock. For example, at what age is a fish species able to reproduce? Is its natural life span long or … Continue reading

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SE16-02: Re-Breather diving in Samoa; counting fish without bubbles

by Jamie Barlow “Team Redundant” is what we proudly call ourselves; we are the re-breather team on the R/V Steel Toe and silently dive with the goal to count and size reef fish. For the next couple of weeks PIFSC … Continue reading

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SE16-01: Samoa Researchers Join the NOAA Samoa Archipelago Fisheries Research Cruise

The final leg of SE16-01, the Samoa Archipelago Fisheries Research Cruise, took place around the islands of Upolu, Manono, and Savai’i, Samoa.  During this leg, researchers from 2 Samoa agencies, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MNRE) and … Continue reading

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SE16-01: Spearfishing for samples

Coral reef fishes represent a highly diverse and economically important component of tropical marine fauna globally. Coral reef fisheries support coastal communities and island nations across the Indo-Pacific, including US jurisdictions in the Central, Western and South Pacific. Species on … Continue reading

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