We provide the scientific foundation to enable informed and effective implementation of ecosystem-based management and conservation strategies for U.S. fisheries throughout the Pacific Islands Region. This includes fisheries monitoring, fisheries data management, fisheries interactions, fish life history studies, and stock assessment.
We carry out extensive activities to monitor U.S. fisheries of the Pacific Islands and oceanic waters of the central and western Pacific, assess the status of exploited fish stocks, and provide scientific advice to fishery managers. These activities are guided by the Magnuson-Stevens Act and international agreements. We also work closely with our partners in state and other federal agencies, local and tribal governments, international fisheries organizations, foreign scientific institutions, the fishing and seafood industry, academia, and non-governmental organizations.
Visit our site at www.pifsc.noaa.gov or click on our quick links below:
Fisheries research and monitoring
Bottomfish research and stock assessment
Western Pacific fisheries information network
Western Pacific stock assessment review
Update on Main Hawaiian Islands deep-7 bottomfish catch
Forecast of U.S. longline catch of bigeye tuna in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean