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Guam JCR-FMP: PIFSC ESD Analysis

September 22, 2023

This report details the results of a series of analyses conducted by PIFSC staff to support the development of the Guam Jurisdictional Coral Reef Fisheries Management Plan (JCR-FMP).

While direct assessment of population productivity is beyond the scope of the report, we found indications that Guam’s reef-fish populations have experienced a substantial decline relative to uninhabited islands in the Mariana Islands archipelago. This finding serves as a baseline to compare the effects of future management efforts. It highlights an opportunity to improve these indicators towards enhancing the population productivity of the priority species in Guam.

Ingeman K., Kindinger TL 2023. Guam JCR-FMP: PIFSC ESD Analysis U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-148, 24 p.

Last updated by Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on 10/10/2023