Pursuant to the Fisheries Act 1988, I, MALIETOA TANUMAFILI II, Head of State acting on the
advice of Cabinet DO HEREBY MAKE the following regulations : LOCAL FISHERIES REGULATIONS 1995
Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a tool that is used to assess and manage individual development projects, with an aim of maximising positive benefits and minimising negative impacts for local communities and their environment. When used effectively, EIA can help to support the achievement of green growth targets, climate change resilience, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In December 2017 the 100 Island Challenge partnered with American Samoa Department of Marine & Wildlife Resources Coral Reef Advisory Group to survey reefs around the islands of Savai'i and Upolu of Samoa.
An assessment framework based on key habitats in Samoa:
* cloud forest and uplands
* lowlands, coastal strand
* nearshore marine, offshore marine, and rivers and streams
* climate change, air quality, waste disposal, renewable energy, and population pressures.
It also assesses the status of Samoa’s species of high conservation value, especially those that are endemic and critically endangered.
A global review of species-specific shark-fin-to-body-mass ratios and relevant legislation