Category Archives: Fisheries Research and Monitoring

BFISH: Studying the Deep 7 to support sustainable fisheries

by Ben Richards and Amanda Dillon The “Deep 7” are seven fish species that live near the seafloor in deep water off the coast of Hawai‘i: onaga, opakapaka, ehu, kalekale, gindai, lehi and hapu‘upu‘u. These bottomfish are incredibly valuable both … Continue reading

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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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SE16-01: 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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