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Abundance and Distribution of Mangrove Landbirds in Florida

Description: Summary of extensive surveys on Florida mangrove landbirds conducted during 2008-2011, with results quantifying distribution and estimating breeding-season abundance of mangrove landbirds.
Date: May 2014
Creator: Lloyd, John D. & Slater, Gary L.
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The North American Breeding Bird Survey 1966-2011: Summary Analysis and Species Accounts

Description: Summary of 45-year program on bird population change and distribution, integrating habitat and migration status information, distribution maps depicting relative abundance, and current estimates and graphical illustrations of population change into accounts for 426 species of North American birds.
Date: December 2013
Creator: Sauer, John R.; Link, William A.; Fallon, Jane E.; Pardieck, Keith L. & Ziolkowski, David J., Jr.
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Ecology of the Cooper's Hawk in North Florida

Description: Summary of two study areas of the Cooper's Hawk in north Florida, including diet, foraging, home range, and predation.
Date: December 2013
Creator: Millsap, Brian A.; Breen, Timothy F. & Phillips, Laura M.
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Historic Fishing Methods in American Samoa

Description: Report discussing the historic fishing practices that are common place among American Samoans. Report includes fishing techniques, types of fishing, and variation between villages.
Date: June 2011
Creator: Armstrong, Karen; Herdich, David & Levine, Arielle
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Bumphead Parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum)

Description: Report on the status of bumphead parrotfish in relation to their status in accordance to the Endangered Species Act. The Team finds that there is a low plausibility of bumphead parrotfish being driven to extinction.
Date: September 2011
Creator: Kobayashi, Donald; Friedlander, Alan; Grimes, Churchill; Nichols, Ryan & Zgliczynski, Brian
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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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Stock Assessment of the Coral Reef Fishes of Hawaii, 2016

Description: From abstract: This report contains single-species assessments of 27 reef-associated fish stocks around the main Hawaiian Islands using data from various sources collected during the 2003-2016 period.
Date: February 2017
Creator: Nadon, Marc O.
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Status Review Report: Humphead Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

Description: Report documents the status review conducted in response to a petition to list the humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Date: October 2015
Creator: Graham, Krista S.; Boggs, Christofer H.; DeMartini, Edward E.; Schroeder, Robert E. & Trianni, Michael S.
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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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A Workshop on Methods to Estimate Total and Natural Mortality Rates Using Mean Lenght Observations and Life History Parameters

Description: The following report presents the results of a workshop on the topic of estimating total and natural mortality rates in data-limited stock assessment situations. The workshop was held by the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) and the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC).
Date: June 2012
Creator: Brodziak, Jon; Gedamke, Todd; Porch, Clay; Walter, John; Courtney, Dean; O'Malley, Joseph et al.
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Report of the Sea Turtle Longline Fishery Post-release Mortality Workshop, November 15-16, 2011

Description: This report produces the results of a workshop held by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). This workshop was meant to review information to determine if the current NMFS' criteria should be modified, objectives including the review of the current NMFS' criteria for sea turtle post-release mortality estimates; to identify, review, and assess relevant research conducted after the 2004 expert workshop; and to discuss the potential effects of hook design and size on injury and mortality.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Swimmer, Yonat & Gilman, Eric
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Estimation of Hawaiian Monk Seal Corruption in Relation to Ecosystem Biomass and Overlap with Fisheries in the Main Hawaiian Islands

Description: This report analyzes the possible effects of the rehabilitation of Hawaiian monk seals and how their increase in numbers will affect the ecosystem and our fisheries. The document takes into account conclusions that overestimate potential monk seal impacts, and underestimate potential impacts of human extraction on monk seals.
Date: August 2013
Creator: Sprague, Rachel; Littnan, Charles & Walters, Jeffrey
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Pilot Study to Incorporate Validation Procedures in the State of Hawaii Commercial Marine License Reporting Program for Charter Fishing Boats (For-Hire Sector)

Description: From executive summary: The following report was meant to document the Hawaii charter fishing (for hire) sector's level of compliance with the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources (HDAR) commercial fishing reporting system and to identify possible changes to improve the system.
Date: December 2013
Creator: Ma, Hongguang; Hamm, David & Allen, Stewart
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Spillover Effects of Environmental Regulation for Sea Turtle Protection: The Case of the Hawaii Shallow-set Longline Fishery

Description: From introduction: This report presents a study on the spillover effects, also termed "transfer effects", resulting from proposed regulatory changes for the Hawaii longline fishery specifically for swordfish...This study evaluates whether, and to what extent, spillover effects may occur when regulatory changes decrease the allowable fishing activities in the Hawaii shallow-set longline fishery for swordfish.
Date: January 2012
Creator: Chan, Hing Ling & Pan, Minling
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Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands as a Fishing Community

Description: From introduction and purpose: This report describes the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) as a fishing community. We have tried to strike a balance between the report being concise enough to be useful while covering the full range of topics and issues necessary to describe CNMI as a fishing community...This report will be updated periodically as social, economic, and environmental conditions change and fishermen and fisheries management adapt to those changes.
Date: November 2012
Creator: Allen, Stewart D. & Amesbury, Judith R.
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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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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.
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Stock Assessment of the Main Hawaiian Islands Deep7 Bottomfish Complex Through 2010

Description: From abstract: A stock assessment of the main Hawaiian Islands "Deep7" bottomfish complex was conducted through fishing year 2010, including projections to determine total allowable commercial catches (TACs) and their probabilities of overfishing. This assessment was conducted using re-audited bottomfish catch and effort data from commercial catch reports for the years 1948-2010.
Date: October 2011
Creator: Brodziak, Jon; Courtney, Dean; Wagatsuma, Lyn; O'Malley, Joseph; Lee, Hui-Hua; Walsh, William 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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Injury Determinations for Humpback Whales and Other Cetaceans Reported to NOAA Response Networks in the Hawaiian Islands during 2007-2012

Description: From introduction: the present paper provides a summary of injury determinations for cetaceans in and around the Hawaiian EEZ reported injured by human causes to the PIR-MMRN and HIERN during 2007-2012... This paper also summarizes reports from previous years of cetaceans other than humpback whales injured by human causes for the purpose of obtaining additional qualitative information on the sources of injuries and the species involved. (pg. 1)
Date: June 2015
Creator: Bradford, Amanda L. & Lyman, Ed
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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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Proceedings of the 2014 NOAA Economics of Protected Workshop, September 9-11, 2014, La Jolla, Califori

Description: The following document provides the results of a three-day workshop held in September of 2014 by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). This workshop was the first NMFS workshop focused exclusively on the economics of PR. The primary goal was to initiate the process of identifying national PR social science research needs and best practices.
Date: September 2015
Creator: Bisack, Kathryn D.; Squires, Dale E.; Lipton, Douglas W.; Hilger, James R.; Holland, Daniel S.; Johnson, Denise H. et al.
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