The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA, Guam DAWR, American Samoa DMWR
, or CNMI DFW.
For instance, a transmission pulled from an aircraft that is to be recapitalized is sent back to Boeing for overhaul to the new DMWR
The American Samoa DMWR
, CNMI DFW, and Guam DOC offices followed the WPACFIN standard almost exclusively in their expansion efforts, but the Guam DAWR office chose to use the Apple Macintosh system and the HDAR office expanded in several directions simultaneously: into direct use of the IBM mainframe, a newly installed State WANGNET minicomputer system, and into increased use of both Macintosh and IBM-compatible microcomputers.
The Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) in American Samoa provides fisheries information to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) through its Western Pacific Fisheries Information Network (WPACFIN) and to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WPRFMC).
The historical development of DMWR has been described by Itano (1991).
General procedures for DMWR data collectors are to sample the artisanal fisheries two weekdays and one weekend (or holiday) per week, as described in detail by Aitaoto et al.
The distant-water fleet that delivers tuna to canneries in American Samoa has been monitored by NMFS, either directly or by contract to DMWR, since 1963.