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NOAA 2011 Final Report
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Conservation Society of Pohnpei ; Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.) ; United States, National Ocean Service,
  • Description:
    "Pohnpei Coral Reef Monitoring (CRM) team completed another round of monitoring using a refined Long Swim or Timed Swim monitoring protocol as recommended by our partners from the University of Guam (UOG) to survey large reef food fish. Adopted by CRM team, this method is to help in meeting the goals of the Micronesia challenge to help detect change in MPA effectiveness. Unlike the 5X50 meter transect, this method is designed the capture large reef food fish and key indicator species that cannot be detected in 5X50 meter transects. CSP continues to partner with Division of Forestry and Conservation and Office of Fisheries and Aquaculture in conducting coral reef monitoring throughout Pohnpei. There are two sets of monitoring protocol being implemented by the CRM team. There is the MPA monitoring where the CRM team monitors MPA effectiveness and then there is the general coral reef monitoring where the CRM team assesses the overall health of Pohnpei s reef. This report will mainly cover the MPA effectiveness coral reef monitoring program. There are 32 permanent sites around Pohnpei that encompass five MPA's (Dehpehk, Mwahnd, Lenger, Kehpara and Nahtik). This protocol is design to give us a general view of the larger reef fish population inside and outside MPA's. In addition, the CRM team continues to collect monthly sedimentationcollection at (8) stations to evaluate run-off fluctuations at Nett/Kolonia bay. Continue working with two MPA communities to improve their monitoring method. Collect annual Spawning and Aggregation (SPAG) data for three species of groupers at Kehpara MPA to detect change overtime in density and size. Collect quarterly Sea-grass monitoring to detect change in sea-grass health"--Executive Summary.

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  • Funding:
    Funding: NOAA, National Ocean Service,; grant number: NA11NOS4820011; project number: 20682;
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