Monitoring and Researching Fisheries for Sustainability


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.

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