Providing world-class science & management to conserve protected species, promote healthy ecosystems and sustainable fisheries within the Pacific Region.
Our mission is to provide stewardship of the living marine resources in the Western and Central Pacific for the benefit of the Nation, its citizens, and the island communities through science-based conservation and management and the promotion of the health of the environment.
The Pacific Islands region of NOAA Fisheries is comprised of American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, the Northern Mariana Islands, and other U.S. Pacific islands.
The NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office integrates cutting-edge science from the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center into policy and management decision-making. The two arms of the NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands work closely together for the conservation and management of domestic and international marine resources in the largest geographical management area within both NOAA Fisheries and the regional fishery management council system. We are committed to the highest standards of science, customer service, and stewardship of living marine resources within this expansive geographic Pacific Islands region.
Using the best available science for sustainable fisheries and seafood, our vision for this region is to achieve healthy marine ecosystems that provide stability for fishery resources, recovery of threatened and endangered species, and enhanced opportunities for commercial, recreational and cultural activities in the marine environment.
If you're looking for the official source of information about the NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office and NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, please visit: www.fpir.noaa.gov/ and https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/, respectively.