Saturday, July 19, 2008

Species of Concern: Atuhong & Tangison

CRM has recieved a "Proactive Species Conservation Grant" through NOAA's Office of Protected Resouces to study the distribution of Chelinus undulatus (Tanguisson) and Bolbometopon muricatum (Atuhong) around Saipan, Tinian, Rota and Agijuan.  We hope the information collected will help build our understanding of population numbers and habitat use needed for development of management plans for both species. Learn more: PSCG Webpage

Thursday, April 10, 2008

2008 CNMI Marine Monitoring Plan Released

The Coastal Resources Management Office and Division of Environmental Quality have jointly approved a revised monitoring plan that covers both activities of the MMT and DEQ's Environmental Surveillance Laboratory.  The plan is revised approximately every five years and provides an overview of marine and water quaility survey activities in the CNMI, documents methods being used, and provides guidance on the programs plans for expanding monitoring activities in coming years. Click the Data Reporting link at the top right of this page to access a downloadable 10MB pdf of the report