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Honolulu, HAWAII — In the past 10 years, millions of dollars have flowed through an obscure federal fund aimed at supporting commercial tuna fishermen in Hawaii and three U.S. Pacific island territories. But limited oversight, a process of awarding contracts mostly behind closed doors and a...
National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Ocean Center
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory Council is currently recruiting for the fishing seat and business/industry seat. The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory Council provides the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries with advice and...
 Congresswoman Amata, NOAA’s Captain Kristie Twining, Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington, and friends in Tafuna
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Congresswoman Aumua Amata toured and discussed the special mission of the “hurricane hunter” aircraft the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) currently has in American Samoa. “I appreciate the opportunity to hear the details of this unique aircraft and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Coral reefs in American Samoa are in “good” condition, but coral reefs around the Tutuila islands are the “most impacted by human activities,” according to the territory’s coral reef 2018 status report released last week by the US National Oceania and Atmospheric...
The InvenTeam crew
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Today, Monday, December 3 at 9a.m, a special presentation on underwater robotics will take place at the Tauese P. F. Sunia Ocean Center in Utulei, led by the InvenTeam crew from Stockbridge High School in Michigan The public is invited. Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga is...
 the Okeanos Explorer
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer ‘America’s Ship for Ocean Exploration’ mission scientists, in recognition of unprecedented leadership in advancing science and engineering in the US Pacific Territories, have named a newly discovered submarine geologic feature — "Utu Seamount...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The territory is the recipient of two grants — one for a number of tsunami preparations and the other for American Samoa’s Family Professional Partnership and Children with Special Health Care Needs programs. OVER $650,000 FOR LOCAL HOMELAND SECURITY Washington, D.C. —...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The impact of climate change in American Samoa has been painted graphically by the US Coral Reef Task Force. The Task Force has been holding workshops this week in Pago Pago. Fatima Sauafea Leau of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric office in American Samoa said the...
Pictured is LTjg Jarlenski with acting NMSAS superintendent Atuatasi Peau.  [photo: BC]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Yesterday morning, NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) was honored to present the NOAA Corps Achievement Medal to LTjg (Lieutenant Junior Grade) Lauren Jarlenski. The award, according to NMSAS officials, is for Jarlenski's "sustained superior...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In partnership with NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS), representatives from KUPU - a 501©(3) non-profit organization based in Honolulu, Hawaii, are on island to share upcoming opportunities to "empower youth to serve their communities". Later...