Tag Archives: American Samoa

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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SE16-02: Training Collaborators in American Samoa to Conduct Reef Fish Surveys

by Paula Ayotte On April 4, 2016, I traveled to American Samoa to train partner scientists on methods used to conduct fish and benthic surveys, ultimately preparing them to join the Reef Fish Survey cruise (SE-16-02) aboard the NOAA Ship … 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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SE16-01: Bottomfishing for samples

The primary objective of the NOAA/PIFSC Life History Program is to provide the basic biological and ecological information of subsistence, recreationally, and commercially valuable species for stock assessment and management purposes.  The more we know about a species life history … Continue reading

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SE16-01: Nightlight fishing for atule in American Samoa

A PIFSC sponsored Rose Atoll Marine National Monument and American Samoa Archipelago Ecosystem Science Implementation Workshop was held in May 2015 at the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center. This workshop pinpointed several high priority American Samoa research items (see workshop … Continue reading

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