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$8.29 Million Awarded to Pacific Islands Region Projects

October 24, 2022

NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office releases annual report of fiscal year 2022-funded grant and cooperative agreement awardees.

Scientist swimming downwards surveying corals. A University of Hawaiʻi Marine Option Program student conducts coral disease surveys during the Quantitative Underwater Surveying Techniques, or QUEST, course. The program is one of 33 projects NOAA Fisheries’ Pacific Islands Regional Office awarded funding to in fiscal year 2022. Credit: UH MOP/Jeff Kuwabara

In fiscal year 2022, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office awarded approximately $8.29 million to 33 projects through grants and cooperative agreements. The projects support our efforts to achieve healthy marine ecosystems. They focus on:

  • Stability for fisheries resources
  • Recovery of threatened and endangered species
  • Enhanced opportunities for commercial, recreational, and cultural activities in the marine environment

Awardees include 22 U.S. and international agencies. Their projects span American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawai‘i, and other U.S. Pacific Islands. 

Examples of project activities include:

  • Conducting community outreach to engage underserved communities
  • Establishing aquaculture technology for native limu, or seaweed
  • Collecting and assessing fishery data to support sustainable management
  • Protecting and monitoring leatherback and hawksbill turtle nesting beaches
  • Building and strengthening dock infrastructure damaged by storms  

We will continue to work with communities to develop innovative projects that help us provide stewardship of marine life through science-based conservation and management.

View the 2022 Federal Programs Office Annual Report to learn about all 33 awards. We are excited to see what these awards will accomplish!

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on October 24, 2022