Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Working with our NOAA Fisheries counterpart, the Pacific Islands Regional Office, to conduct research and monitoring programs that support the domestic and international conservation and management of living marine resources across the Pacific Islands Region.

Our Location

Map of Pacific Islands region with labs labeled

Bounded by the Hawaiian Archipelago in the north, American Samoa and U.S. Pacific Remote Island Areas in the south, and the Mariana Archipelago in the west, the Pacific Islands region encompasses the largest geographical area within NOAA Fisheries’ jurisdiction. The U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) within the Region includes more than 1.7 million square nautical miles of ocean, roughly equal to the total EEZ of the continental United States and Alaska. PIFSC is also responsible for research on living marine resources in the high-seas areas of the central and western Pacific.


Our Leadership


Management Team