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500,000th Spiny Superhero Released to Devour Hawaiʻi's Coral-smothering Algae

Half a million sea urchins have now been deployed through NOAA and the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources’ work restoring corals after the M/V Cape Flattery grounded on an Oʻahu reef.
July 26, 2019 - Feature Story ,
A Hawaiian collector sea urchin cleaning a coral of invasive algae in Kāne‘ohe Bay.
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2019 Benchmark Stock Assessments for Territorial Bottomfish Management Unit Species

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Assessments for the U.S. Territories of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam

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Pacific Islands Permit Holders

A monthly update of the current fishing permit holders for federally managed fisheries in the Pacific Islands.

Fish Life History Research in the Pacific

Effective fisheries management requires an understanding of fish growth rates, reproduction, and mortality.
Section of an otolith (ear bone) from a snapper used to estimate the age of the fish

Ten Ways We Can Help Hawaiian Monk Seals

Our veterinarian and field teams work to rescue pups, treat injuries, and sometimes even remove eels!
December 10, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Seal with an eel in its nose

Coral Reefs in the Pacific

Providing scientific information to support ecosystem approaches to management and conservation of coral reefs.

We’re Back! The Marine Debris Team Returns

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Debris Mission 2018

Our team collected more than 160,000 pounds of marine debris in just 41 days.
November 16, 2018 - Science Blog ,
Local students and teachers use pieces of marine debris to create a NOAA logo mosaic

Western Pacific Fisheries Information Network Data Portal

The WPacFIN data portal allows users to query non-confidential fisheries data to assess and compare landings, catch, species, location, and methods for commercial fisheries in the Pacific Islands.
November 14, 2018 - Tool/App ,

Hawaii Longline Fishery Logbook Summary Reports

These summary reports are derived from daily records in the mandatory logbooks submitted to NOAA Fisheries by captains of U.S. longline vessels in the main Hawaiian Islands after each fishing trip.
November 14, 2018 - Data Set ,

Protecting Paradise: Marine Debris Team Does the Heavy Lifting

The team removed more than 160,000 pounds of lost or abandoned fishing nets and plastics from the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, an ecologically and culturally significant area, part of the Papahānaumokuāea Marine National Monument.
November 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
The team pulls a large mass of nets into the boat near the barrier reef at Midway Atoll.