ResourceAn investigation into marine resource use and management in Aunu'u, American Samoa a household survey
A household survey was carried out in the community of Aunu'u, American Samoa. Aunu'u island has a land area of 1.52 km2 (0.59 m2) and a population of 476 (U.S. Census 2000). Like other Pacific Island cultures, the Samoans have depended on coral reef reso...
ResourceParticipatory, learning and action (PLA) resource guide for practitioners to build, enhance and promote resource conservation and management
Collaborative management is one of the most effective tools to ensure community participation in resource management. It describes a partnership among different stakeholders for the management of an area or resources. More managers, researchers, leaders a...
ResourceAmerican Samoa's coral reef management priorities
The purpose of this Priority Setting document is to articulate a set of strategic coral reef management priorities developed in consensus by the coral reef managers in American Samoa. NOAA will use this document in conjunction with its 2010-2015 Coral Ree...
ResourceProceedings of the American Samoa Coral Reef Fishery Workshop Convention Center, Utulei, American Samoa, October 21-23, 2008
ResourceAn analysis of issues affecting the management of coral reefs and the associated capacity building needs in American Samoa
American Samoa is in a strong position to improve management of its impressive coral reef resources. While the territory does face significant challenges, overall its coral reefs are in relatively good condition and the issues affecting them are not intra...
ResourceFaga'alu Village watershed management and conservation plan : American Samoa, 2012-2013
This village plan for watershed management in Faga'alu was developed by the village community , in collaboration with local and federal resource partners using information collected from community workshop and participatory tools used to identify key thre...
ResourceReport of 2005 American Samoa Coral Reef Monitoring Program (ASCRMP), expanded edition
The primary intent of the ASCRMP is to collect data on a yearly basis by on-island staff in order to detect change and trends in the measured parameters over a period of years. The ASCRM was not designed primarily to compare sites to each other based on g...
ResourceResults of the Territorial Monitoring Program of American Samoa for 2010, benthic section
Because the tsunami in Sept 29, 2009 not only destroyed the boat ramps at Pago Pago Harbor and Fagasa, and damaged almost all DMWR vehicles beyond repair by immersion in saltwater, plus all three DMWR boats were inoperable almost the entire year, only a s...
ResourceResults of the Territorial Monitoring Program of American Samoa for 2009, benthic section, including information on the tsunami effects
Because of the Sept. 29, 2009 tsunami and a variety of other delays, only 7 sites were monitored in 2009. Coral cover, which had risen slightly in 2008, remained at that level, with 28.6% cover in 2009. Coralline algae continues to dominate the reefs and ...
ResourcePacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Fish monitoring brief : American Samoa, 2015
The purpose of this document is to outline the most recent survey efforts conducted by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center as part of the long-term monitoring program known as the Pacific Reef Asse...
ResourcePacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Benthic monitoring summary : America Samoa 2015
The purpose of this document is to provide a brief summary of the most recent survey efforts conducted in the islands of American Samoa by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center as part of the Pacific...
ResourceFaga'alu watershed plan implementation supplement
The purpose of this supplement is to provide additional information on watershed restoration projects and activities to support implementation of the 2012 Faga'alu Village Watershed projects and activities to support implementation of the 2012 Faga'alu Vi...
ResourceSummary report of baseline surveys and installations conducted in 2015 in the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa
This report describes baseline surveys conducted as a partnership between the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) in February and March 2015. CRED implements the Pacific Reef Assessment and Moni...
ResourcePacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Fish monitoring brief : American Samoa, 2012
The purpose of this document is to outline the most recent survey efforts conducted by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center as part of the long-term monitoring program known as the Pacific Reef Asse...
ResourceWatershed and coastal mapping mapbook : Utulei, Faga'alu, Fatumafuti, 2014
This map book contains cartographic products derived from the American Samoa Watershed and Coastal Mapping project for Fatumafuti, Faga'alu, and Utulei villages, conducted in American Samoa in January 2014. These maps are based on information gathered thr...
ResourceAmerican Samoa Territorial Monitoring Program Manu'a reef flat baseline surveys, February 2015
As part of the CRAG-DMWR American Samoa Territorial Monitoring Program, baseline coral reef monitoring surveys of reef flat sites in Ofu and Olosega were conducted between 14th -- 18th February 2015 by Dr. Mareike Sudek (benthic ecologist) and Alice Lawre...
ResourceNOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program : project progress report FY2011/12
In 2005 the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) initiated a comprehensive long-term monitoring program for the reefs in American Samoa, the American Samoa Coral Reef Monitoring Program (ASCRMP). Funding was provided through the Coral Reef C...
ResourceAmerican Samoa Coral Reef Monitoring Program : progress report FY13/14
In 2005 the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) initiated a comprehensive long-term monitoring program for the reefs in American Samoa, the American Samoa Coral Reef Monitoring Program (ASCRMP). Funding was provided through the Coral Reef C...
ResourcePacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Fish monitoring brief: Swains, Tutuila, Ofu and Olosega, Ta’u Islands, and Rose Atoll, 2018
The NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center conducts the long-term Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) to track the status and trends of coral reef ecosystems of the U.S. Pacific Islands. This summary brief provides an over...
ResourcePacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program Benthic monitoring summary: American Samoa 2018
The purpose of this document is to provide a brief summary of the most recent survey efforts performed in American Samoa in 2018 by the Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD) of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center as part of the Pacific Reef Asse...
ResourcePacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program Ocean and Climate Change Monitoring Summary American Samoa 2018
The Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD) of the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center monitors physical and chemical oceanographic conditions to investigate the long-term impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on coral reef ecosystems of the U....
ResourceMesophotic Coral Ecosystems of American Samoa
This document represents the NMFS’ biological opinion (opinion) of the effects on marine species protected under the ESA under NMFS jurisdiction that may result from actions under the Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems of America Samoa. This opinion has been pre...
ResourceAmerican Samoa's Marine Protected Area System: Institutions, Governance, and Scale
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are a primary marine conservation strategy in the U.S. territory of American Samoa, which has a goal to protect 20% of its coral reef area under “no-take” MPAs. The territory implements MPAs by using diverse governance approa...
ResourceCoral reef ecosystems of American Samoa : a 2002-2010 overview
This booklet provides an overview of key findings and temporal trends from the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) research surveys conducted in American Samoa in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010 by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Divis...
ResourceInter-disciplinary study of flow dynamics and sedimentation effects on coral colonies in Faga'alu Bay, American Samoa : oceanographic investigation summary
Water flow in Faga'alu bay was investigated using a year of data collected from in-situ oceanographic equipment. Waves and tides were measured on the forereef and reef flat and the outflow currents were measured in the reef pass. Flow dynamics in the bay ...