Pacific Islands Region
The marine life found throughout the Insular Pacific Islands have shaped the way of life for this region for thousands of years.
Two ocean areas in Hawaii and one in American Samoa have been set aside to help preserve this special natural and cultural heritage (pdf, 284K). NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary Program Pacific Island Regional Office manages these marine protected areas in partnership with the State of Hawaii (Department of Land and Natural Resources) and the Territory of American Samoa Department of Commerce.
International Marine Protected Areas Management Capacity Program
Coordinated out of the Pacific Islands Region, the MPA Management Capacity Program focuses on bringing together MPA managers and policy makers, including local and indigenous communities and other stakeholders, to access new knowledge, information and guidelines coming out of science, traditional knowledge, and field experience to effectively manage MPAs. For more information on this program, click here.
Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Research Partnership: Quarterly Progress Reportts V-VI - July 2006 - January 2007 (pdf, 3.6MB)
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Quarterly Progress Report - August 2005 - March 2006 (pdf, 1.5MB)
Pacific Islands Region Brochure (pdf, 1.4MB)
Pacific Islands Region Maritime Heritage Program Brochure (pdf, 2.9MB)
Pacific Islands Region Exhibit Panel (pdf, 245K)
Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Dynamite Damage Area Assessment (pdf, 1MB)
Contact Information for Pacific Region
726 South Kihei Road
Kihei, Maui, Hawaii 96753
808-874-3815 - FAX
6600 Kalanianole Highway Suite 302
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825
808-397-2650 - FAX