Marine & Wildlife

Department of Marine & Wildlife

Dr. Ruth S. Matagi-Tofiga

Deputy Director:
Fuafuamealelei Alofa Tuaumu

Mission Statement:
To Manage, Protect, Preserve and Perpetuate the Marine and Wildlife Resources in the Territory.

To promote the wise and sustainable utilization of both Marine and Wildlife Resources in the Territory of American Samoa.

Current & Upcoming Programs and Projects:
I. Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (U.S. Fish and Wildlife/DOI)

  1. Wildlife Restoration Program
  2. State Wildlife Implementation Grant 
  3. Fisheries Restoration Program 
  4. Aquatic Education 
  5. Boating Access Coordination and Administration Grant

II. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  1. Western Pacific Fisheries Information Network 
  2. Coral Reef 
  3. Connectivity between Marine Protected Areas Sites Grant 
  4. Bio-Sampling Grant 
  5. Rose Atoll 
  6. Enhancing coastal resilience to natural disasters... 
  7. Marine Turtle

III. Local/Director's Account

IV. Joint Enforcement Agreement

(Please refer to the details of our existing programs on pages 2-13)

Phone Number:
1 (684) 633-4456

Fax Number:
1 (684) 633-5944

Mailing Address:
Department of Marine & Wildlife Resources
P.O. Box 3730
Pago Pago, AS 96799