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Title: CNMI DLNR Marine Turtle Project
Short Name: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Marine Turtle Project
Status: In Work

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Dept of Land and Natural Resource (DLNR) has a Marine Turtle Project which consists of nesting beach monitoring and nearshore marine capture-mark-recapture sea turtle program on the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota within the (CNMI). The program operates with relevant NMFS & Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) permits to cover research activities and stranding program.


The purpose of the project is to: 1) build local capacity to manage and implement standardized monitoring and research activities; 2) establish long-term monitoring at index sites to advance demographic information for population assessments; and 3) promote conservation and management efforts. Provide technical capacity through contractual services. Facilitate and encourage CNMI territory government and local partners to draft a locally-relevant marine turtle conservation and management plan and apply for ESA Section 6 funding to receive full programmatic support for their protected species program.


CNMI Dept of Land and Natural Resource (DLNR). Collaborators: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), Marine Turtle Ecology and Assessment Program, MINA or other non-government organizations (NGO) partners, Pacific Marine Resources Institute (PMRI)

Supplemental Information:

Lead funding agency: Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO), Protected Resources Division (PRD)


Theme Keywords

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None Hawksbill, green turtle

Spatial Keywords

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None Implementation schedule: FY04 - present

Project Information

Project Type: Project

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MTRP Marine Turtle Research Program

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 11117
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:11117
Metadata Record Created By: Darralynn Freeman
Metadata Record Created: 2011-07-06 17:56+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2015-12-01
Owner Org: PIRO
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2015-12-01
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2016-12-01