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Status Review Report of 82 Candidate Coral Species Petitioned Under The U.S. Endangered Species Act

Description: Report on the status review of 83 species of coral in relation to their status as threatened or endangered based on the criteria set by the Endangered Species Act.
Date: September 2011
Creator: Brainard, Russell E.; Birkeland, Charles; Eakin, C. Mark; McElhany, Paul; Miller, Margaret W.; Patterson, Matt et al.
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Design and Parameterization of a Coral Reef Ecosystem Model for Guam

Description: Report that gathers and analyzes environmental, habitat, biological, and fishery data from diverse sources. These data help identify information gaps, such as, near-shore habitat data, biomass and abundance data of invertebrate species, chlorophyll-a data at different depths and certain life history parameters for invertebrates and fish.
Date: November 2014
Creator: Weijerman, Mariska; Kaplan, Isaac; Fulton, Elizabeth; Gordon, Bec; Grafeld, Shanna & Brainard, Rusty
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Institutional Analysis of Community-based Marine Resource Management Initiatives in Hawai'i and American Samoa

Description: 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.
Date: November 2012
Creator: Richmond, Laurie & Levine, Arielle
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Seasonal, Vertical, and Horizontal Distribution of Four Species of Copepods Around Oahu Hawaii: Data Report

Description: From introduction: This data report is intended to provide a detailed data summary of station information and copepod abundances that will be used for future publication of the analyzed data set. A data report on larval fish distributions from the same seasonal cruises will also be issued, and the distribution of tuna larvae has been discussed.
Date: February 1995
Creator: Hassett, R. Patrick & Boehlert, George W.
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Preliminary Assessment of Habitat Utilization by Hawaiian Green Turtles in Their Resident Foraging Pastures

Description: This report is an assessment for the habitat utilization for all the foraging locations by the Hawaiian green turtles. This document includes underwater surveys, terrestrial surveys, capture efforts, tagging and biometrics, food sources and epizoites, deep-body temperatures, blood sampling and bone biopsies, and electro-immobilization.
Date: March 1987
Creator: Balazs, George H.; Forsyth, Robert G. & Kam, Alan K. H.
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The Biology and Population Status of Marine Turtles in the North Pacific Ocean

Description: From objectives and scope of work: The objective of this report is to provide a comprehensive review of the biology and population status of sea turtles potentially subject to entanglement in North Pacific high-seas driftnet fisheries. The report will assist National Marine Fisheries Service efforts to assess the impacts of the driftnet fisheries on threatened and endangered sea turtle populations.
Date: September 1993
Creator: Eckert, Karen L.
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An Operational Model to Evaluate Assessment and Management Procedures for the North Pacific Swordfish Fishery

Description: This manuscript describes features of an operational model designed to help evaluate the performance of stock assessment and fishery management procedures. This manuscript also describes the features of the model, its underlying hypotheses, limitations, and user interface, as well as the results of probing studies conducted.
Date: August 2002
Creator: Labelle, Marc
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Development and Testing of Two Towed Volumetric Hydrophone Array Prototypes to Improve Localization Accuracy During Shipboard Line-transect Cetacean Surveys

Description: The following document presents the result of a project aimed at improving the hydrodynamics of the volumetric array design for towing at faster speeds of 10 knots from large research vessels. The document explains the theory behind the design considerations for each prototype presented, sea trial results and subsequent modifications, and discuss improvements for future designs.
Date: March 2016
Creator: Barkley, Yvonne; Barlow, Jay; Rankin, Shannon; D'Spain, Gerald & Oleson, Erin
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Forces of Change in Hawaii's Aku (Skipjack Tuna) Industry, 1986 : Workshop Summary

Description: From preface: This is a report of a workshop on the Forces of change in Hawaii's aku (skipjack tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis) industry. The workshop was held on April 30 and May 1, 1986 in Honolulu, Hawaii and was coordianted by the Southwest Fisheries Center (SWFC) Honolulu Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA. The objectives of the workshop were: 1. To review the status and current research on Hawaii's aku fishery, and 2. To introduce and prepare background material for discussion at a joint industry-government planning session to be held at a later date.
Date: April 1987
Creator: Boggs, Christofer H. & Pooley, Samuel G.
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Injury Determinations for Cetaceans Observed Interacting with Hawaii and American Samoa Longline Fisheries during 2007-2011

Description: 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.
Date: January 2014
Creator: Bradford, Amanda L. & Forney, Karin A.
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Research Plan to Assess Marine Turtle Hooking Mortality: Results of an Expert Workshop Held in Honolulu, Hawaii November 16-13, 1993

Description: Objective: This research plan identifies a coordinated series of research activities to estimate mortality and physiological impacts on marine turtles hooked and/or entangled by Hawaii's domestic longline fishery.
Date: June 1994
Creator: Pooley, Samuel G.
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U.S. Pacific Marine Mammal Stock Assessment: 2012

Description: This is an assessment report based on the population of marine mammals along the Pacific coastline in the year 2012. It is a working document that will continue to be updated as data changes.
Date: January 2013
Creator: Carretta, James V.; Oleson, Erin; Weller, David W.; Lang, Aimee R.; Forney, Karin A.; Baker, Jason et al.
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Prediction of Mesophotic Coral Distributions in the Au'au Channel, Hawaii

Description: From about this document: This report describes the development and assessment of four spatially explicit predictive models describing mesophotic coral presence in the Au'au Channel Region in the Main Hawaiian Islands.
Date: June 2012
Creator: Costa, Bryan M.; Kendall, Matthew S.; Rooney, John; Chow, Malia; Lecky, Joey; Parrish, Frank A. et al.
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North Pacific Blue Shark Stock Assessment

Description: From abstract: A stock assessment of the blue shark (Prionace glauca) population in the North Pacific was conducted using catch and effort data from commercial longline and large mesh driftnet from the years 1971 through 2002.
Date: February 2009
Creator: Kleiber, Pierre; Clarke, Shelley; Bigelow, Keith; Nakano, Hideki; McAllister, Murdoch & Takeuchi, Yukio
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Status Review Report: Orange Clownfish (Amphiprion percula)

Description: From abstract: This report was produced in response to a petition received from the Center for Biological Diversity on September 14, 2012, to list eight species of pomacentrid reef fish as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to designate critical habitat for these species concurrent with the listings...This report summarizes the best available scientific and commercial information on the orange clownfish, and presents an evaluation of the species' status and extinction risk.
Date: April 2016
Creator: Maison, Kimberly A. & Graham, Krista S.
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Summary of Environmental and Fishing Information on Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands : A Review of the Plankton Communities and Fishery Resources

Description: From introduction: The Resource Assessment Investigation of the Mariana Archipelago (RAIOMA) Program is a study by the Honolulu Laboratory, conducted in close cooperation with the Governments of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and by University of Guam Marine Laboratory. The investigation will address the problem of determining the potential for development of crustacean, bottom fish, seamount groundfish, benthopelagic, and pelagic resources over the inner and outer shelves, shelf edge, reefs, and slope zones of these islands and adjacent seamounts.This document provides a comprehensive overview of the environmental and fishery information that has been published to date for the benefit of RAIOMA investigators currently involved in the field survey and resource assessment.
Date: July 1983
Creator: Uchida, Richard N.
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Summary of Environmental and Fishing Information on Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Historical Background, Description of the Islands, and Review of the Climate, Oceanography, and Submarine Topography

Description: This is a report that provides information on the history of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, including geological formation and description of each island in the archipelago, as well as the climatic, oceanographic, and submarine topographic features of the area.
Date: November 1983
Creator: Eldredge, L. G.
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Linking Hawaii Fisherman Reported Commercial Bottomfish Catch Data to Potential Bottomfish Habitat and Proposed Restricted Fishing Areas using GIS and Spatial Analysis

Description: From executive summary: This report outlines an effort to spatially link commercial bottomfish catch data from the State of Hawaii Fisherman Reporting System with potential adult bottomfish habitat and restricted fishing areas as proposed by the State of Hawaii and the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council.
Date: September 2007
Creator: Parke, Michael
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Recovery Records of Adult Green Turtles Observed or Originally Tagged at French Frigate Shoals, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Description: From introduction: This report presents a complete and concise record of tag recoveries for the adult Hawaiian green turtle, Chelonia mydas, made from 1973 through 1982 in association with the breeding colony of French Frigate Shoals (FFS).
Date: August 1983
Creator: Balazs, George H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Deep-Sea Shrimp Trapping for Heterocarpus laevigatus in the Hawaiian Archipelago by a Commercial Fishing Vessel

Description: This report summarizes the catch rate of the Heterocarpus laevigatus from the most productive shipping vessel in Hawaii, 1984, the Mokihana. The statistics provide a fairly comprehensive geographic survey of the relative abundance of the species along the Hawaiian Archipelago.
Date: March 1988
Creator: Tagami, Darryl T. & Barrows, Scott
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U.S. Pacific Marine Mammal Stock Assessments: 2011

Description: This is an assessment report on the population of marine mammals along the U.S. Pacific coastline. These reports are ever-growing and subject to change annually.
Date: December 15, 2011
Creator: Caretta, James V.; Forney, Karin A.; Oleson, Erin; Martien, Karen; Muto, Marcia M.; Lowry, Mark S. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Socioculture Importance of Spearfishing in Hawai'i

Description: The following document examines the importance of spearfishing as a traditional fishing method in Hawaii. The purposes of the research behind this report were to develop a better understanding of the spearfish fishery and community; identify key players and organizations associated with the fishery; provide information to assist the State of Hawaii and the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council in making decisions based on increased understanding of the ways people are socioeconomically affected by fishery policies; document the perspectives/concerns of local spearfishermen and resources users; and contribute to the development and refinement of the fishing community profiles for Hawaii in response to The Magnuson-Stevens Act, National Standard 8.
Date: March 2012
Creator: Stoffle, Brent W. & Allen, Stewart D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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