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Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources

Two men onboard a small fishing vessel with fish on the deck
Honolulu, HAWAII — Before its 3-day virtual meeting closed last week, the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council agenda looked at a rebuilding plan for American Samoa bottomfish. The most recent National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) stock assessment for the fishery indicates that...
Parrotfish
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fisheries Division of the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR), in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and Poseidon Fisheries Research, concluded the Second Fisheries Science Research and Workshop, held in American Samoa earlier this month....
Palolo hunters in the sea with nets and flashlights
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The recent wet weather conditions can only be attributed to one thing: PALOLO! At least that’s what most locals are saying when trying to make explain the gusty winds, high surf, and unpredictable rainfall. Palolo spawning is predicted to occur in territorial waters...