Recreational and Non-Commercial Fishing Access in the Pacific Islands Region

The following fishing access site maps represent an ongoing project effort to identify recreational and non-commercial fishing access points in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and Hawaiʻi.

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Fisherman shoreline fishing on the coast of Lanikai beach, Hawaiʻi during sunset. Photo courtesy of RJ Fagaragan.

In the Pacific Islands region, recreational and non-commercial fishermen from various local communities have expressed concern about the loss of access to fishing sites and the general condition of infrastructure that supports their small boat and shoreline fishing activities. We are working closely with these groups across the region to improve fishing opportunities and maintain stability of our marine and fishery resources by exploring solutions, strategies, and actions to fulfill the three objectives of the NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Recreational Fisheries Engagement Plan:                          

  • Establish a visible presence among the recreational fishing community 
  • Develop a mutual understanding of priorities, concerns, and challenges 
  • Enhance collaboration with the recreational fishing community

Collaboration with the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, State, Territories, non-governmental organizations, and other federal partners will continue to play a major role in achieving success of the Engagement Plan and preserving the fishing traditions of our Pacific Islands region communities. 

Learn more about Recreational and Non-Commercial Fishing in the Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands Public Fishing Access Site Maps

The maps for each island area are currently under development. Once complete, they will identify access points to beaches and other shoreline areas where fishing activity is known to occur, and will include boat launch facilities from where offshore fishing originates.

Coming in 2020

  • American Samoa
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Guam

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on December 04, 2019

Recreational Fishing