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American Samoa Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized
This report is one of a series that profiles the emergency management and homeland security statutory authorities of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and three territories (American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each profile identifies the more significant elements of state statutes, generally as codified. This report focuses on American Samoa.
EPA Review of American Samoa 2016 Section 303(d) List
Review document describing the rationale for the Environmental Protection Agencies' approval of American Samoa's 2016 Section 303(d) water quality limited waters list.
[Letter from Tomás Torres to Ameko Pato, August 25, 2016]
Letter written by the director of the Water Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region IX to the Director of the EPA in American Samoa in response tot he Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment report for 2016. The letter provides approval of American Samoa's 2016 Section 303(d) list under the Clean Water Act and summarizes several other aspects of the regulations.
National Coastal Condition Report IV
This report assesses the condition of the nation's estuaries and costal embayments, including the coastal waters of the conterminous United States, Southeastern Alaska, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Estimates of the Catch and Effort by Foreign Tuna Longliners and Baitboats in the Fishery Conservation Zone of the Central and Western Pacific, 1965-77
From introduction: The primary purpose of this report is to summarize available information on the nominal effort and the catch of tunas and billfishes by these foreign longline fleets in the U.S. FCZ (Fishery Conservation Zone) of the central and western Pacific during the period 1965-77.
Historic Fishing Methods in American Samoa
Report discussing the historic fishing practices that are common place among American Samoans. Report includes fishing techniques, types of fishing, and variation between villages.
American Somoa as a Fishing Community
From abstract: Monitoring the institutional, socioeconomic, and cultural aspects of fishing is just as important as monitoring fish populations and habitat in ensuring American Samoa's ability to sustain itself as a fishing community.
Injury Determinations for Cetaceans Observed Interacting with Hawaii and American Samoa Longline Fisheries during 2007-2011
The following report presents reports of interactions between the cetaceans with Hawaii and American Samoa longline fisheries. Compiled here are injury and death reports concerning the dolphin as a summary of the mortality rates and injury severity observed during interactions.
Institutional Analysis of Community-based Marine Resource Management Initiatives in Hawai'i and American Samoa
From executive summary: This document provides and analysis of two fisheries policies designed to develop community-based marine research management insitutions in the Western Pacific Region of the United States as delineated in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Injury Determinations for Marine Mammals Observed Interacting with Hawaii and American Samoa Longline Fisheries During 2009-2013
The following document is a compilation of reports of marine mammal interactions with the Hawaii and American Samoa longline fisheries during 2009-2013, including the assessments of the number of marine mammal deaths, serious injuries, and non-serious injuries by fishery, species, and management areas.