Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources

About Us

The American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife is committed to the conservation and responsible use of the territory’s aquatic and wildlife resources. Our mission is to promote sustainable practices that ensure the long-term health and viability of these resources, while also providing opportunities for recreation and economic development. We work to achieve this mission through a variety of programs and initiatives focused on education, outreach, enforcement, and habitat management. We are dedicated to working with our partners and stakeholders to create a brighter future for American Samoa’s natural heritage.

Let’s stand together to protect our environment.

Protecting our marine environment is vital to the health and prosperity of American Samoa. Climate change and erosion are posing significant threats to our coastal resources, including coral reefs, fish populations, and critical habitats. We need to take action to protect our coasts and ensure that they remain productive and sustainable for generations to come.


As a community, we can work together to address these challenges. By promoting sustainable fishing practices, protecting critical habitats, and reducing pollution, we can ensure that our marine resources remain healthy and productive. We can also work to build resilience in our coastal communities by investing in infrastructure and emergency response systems that can withstand the impacts of climate change.


Our marine environment is a precious resource that sustains our way of life and our economy. Let’s join hands and work together to protect it for future generations. Together, we can create a more resilient and sustainable American Samoa. A healthy coast is a wealthy coast.

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