Welcome to MOANA bibliographic database

About this Collection

A bibliographic database of Pacific marine literature maintained in 1987-2006 by the PIMRIS Coordination Unit based in Suva, Fiji. Database covers living and non-living marine resources specific to Pacific Island countries and includes library holdings from the University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and national centres (national marine/fisheries departments).


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