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SE16-02: American Samoa Reef Fish Survey Summary

by Adel Heenan and Marc Nadon For the past three weeks, the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette has been the support platform for the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s reef fish survey project. This research project was led by the … Continue reading

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Researchers assess economic productivity for Hawaii longline fishery

PIFSC Socioeconomics Program researcher Dr. Minling Pan, in collaboration with Northeast Fisheries Science Center economist Dr. John Walden, recently published a study measuring productivity changes in the Hawaii longline fishery in the journal Marine Policy. Fisheries productivity is the result of … Continue reading

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Reefs for the future: Resilience of coral reefs in the main Hawaiian Islands

By Brett Schumacher Declining health of coral reef ecosystems led scientists to search for factors that support reef resilience: the ability of reefs to resist and recover from environmental disturbance. Scientists recently identified 11 measurable factors that affect the resilience … Continue reading

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Fish assessment cruises in the main Hawaiian Islands: preliminary results from latest visual surveys

Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) staff members Danny Merritt, John Rooney, and Jacob Asher are participating in the PIFSC cruise SE-12-08 aboard the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette, which left Honolulu on Sept. 22 for operations in the main Hawaiian … Continue reading

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