International MMA Managers Rely on NCCOS Study to Protect Coral Reefs in the Samoan Archipelago
NCCOS’s Biogeographic Assessment of the Samoan Archipelago served as the basis of some workshop activities at the “Two Samoas Reef Resilience Workshop for Marine Managed Area Practitioners” held recently in Pago Pago, American Samoa. Representatives from the Samoan and American Samoan governments, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme, used the NCCOS study during the workshop to inform and coordinate coral reef conservation strategies. The workshop was an opportunity for Samoa and American Samoa to share and enhance knowledge of reef resilience, marine managed areas, and marine resource conservation.
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