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External Reviews of Science Programs in the Pacific Islands

Sound scientific research is the foundation for conservation and management of our nation's marine fisheries, habitats, and protected species. To help ensure the quality, integrity, credibility, and transparency of our science, we conduct peer reviews of our scientific programs.

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Various fish being weighed at a fishing tournament on a table. Tournament fishing in the Pacific Islands region occurs year-round, drawing in local participants and visitors (non-residents) to the state. The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected in-person fishing activities and much of the fishing and seafood industry. Credit: NOAA Fisheries
Oceanic whitetip shark swimming in the open ocean. Oceanic whitetip sharks, so named for the patch of white on their dorsal fins, are a threatened species. Credit: Andy Mann.