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Status and Trends Assessment for Pollution Impacts on Reef Communities in Faga’alu Bay

September 23, 2020

This report provides a summary of key findings for work completed between 2012 and 2020 to assess the effectiveness of management actions conducted at the Samoa Maritime quarry in Faga‘alu, American Samoa.

Collectively, these data offer a contrast between the 2012/2013 pre- intervention and 2015–2020 post-intervention status, and examine how benthic and coral community response variables differed across factors of year (2012/2013, 2015, 2020) and reef stratum (backreef north, backreef south, forereef north, and forereef south). 

Vargas-Angel B, Huntington B. 2020. Status and Trends Assessment for Land-based Sources of Pollution Impacts on Benthic Reef Communities in Faga`alu Bay, American Samoa. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-109, 38 p.  https://doi.org/10.25923/0gvj-zm69.

Last updated by Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on 12/07/2021