C O R A L R E E F

A D V I S O R Y G R O U P

The Coral Reef Advisory Group (CRAG) coordinates American Samoa’s coral reef management efforts. CRAG is a collaboration of seven local agencies: the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR), the Department of Commerce (DOC)'s Coastal Zone Management Program (AS-CMP), the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS), the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Samoa Community College (ASCC), the National Park of American Samoa (NPSA), and the US Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Marine National Monument. Member agencies work together with a vision of thriving, valued, and conserved reefs in the territory. The group works toward this vision by implementing various strategies for coral reef conservation:

          1. EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
          2. PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE FISHING
          3. CORAL REEF MONITORING
          4. WATERSHED MANAGEMENT AND RESTORATION
          5. CORAL RESTORATION
          6. CLIMATE CHANGE

Please explore this website for more information on how resource managers in American Samoa use these strategies to conserve coral reef ecosystems.

C R A G V I S I O N

American Samoa’s coral reef ecosystems are thriving, valued, and conserved.

C R A G M I S S I O N

CRAG promotes effective coral management through collaboration and strong engagement with partners, leaders, and communities

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CRAG Coordination

Contact Information: See above for all agencies.