FISSH Project

What is it?

The FISSH (Fish Identification Spawning Surveys Habitat Project), funded through NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service’s Marine Education Training Mini-Grant Program, aims to assesss fish populations and spawning sites through Guam’s waters.

What Will We Study?

Our FISSH Survey team will be conducting research on several sites on Guam to determine areas where certain species of fish are spawning. See more about the fish we will be researching below!

Acanthurus lineatus

Clown Surgeonfish

Acanthurus guttatus

Whitespotted Surgeonfish

Acanthurus triostegus

Convict Tang

Ctenochaetus striatus

Striped Bristletooth Surgeonfish


This project utilizes special stereo video technology to identify fish populations and behavior. This data is vital in assessing needs for Marine Protected Areas, fishing legislation, and fisheries planning in certain areas.


We will be conducting research through June 2018. Stayed tuned for updates on this project!

FISSH Surveys Team

The survey team, led by MCC Director Julie Hartup, is a mix of MCC team members/staff, and students from University of Guam. Visit our “Meet the Team” page to learn more about us! 

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