The Bureau of Statistics and Plans in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture has developed the update to the 2017 Marine Conservation Plan (MCP) for Guam. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act requires an approved Marine Conservation Plan in order for Guam to receive funds that might be made available under the Pacific Insular Area Fishery Agreement (PIAFA). The overall purpose of the plan is to identify conservation and management objectives for the marine and coastal environment, including criteria for determining when objectives have been met and to prioritize planned marine conservation projects.

Public comments on the enclosed Draft 2017 Marine Conservation Plan is being accepted. Comments are due to the Bureau by no later than 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017. Additional copies are also available at the Bureau of Statistics and Plans located in the Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor’s Office Complex in Adelup, Hagatna, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., workdays from April 20, 2017 to May 4, 2017 or on the Bureau’s website at Comments can also be emailed to

Marine Conservation Plan

Dec 14, 2016


The Department of Agriculture’s Division of Aquatic & Wildlife Resources DAWR) in collaboration with the Bureau of Statistics and Plans are announcing that the 6th Annual Pork in the Park Cook-Off will take place from 12:00 PM to 4:30PM on December 17, 2016 at the Governor Joseph Flores “Ypao” Memorial Park.  Chefs and teams who wish to participate in the Cook-off may sign up at the Departments of Agriculture’s DAWR office in Mangilao.  There are “Pot” and “Pit” categories for the Cook-Off with prizes for the best dish in each category.  The Pork in the Park Cook-Off along with the Pig Hunting Derby are designed to bring awareness to the community on the negative impacts of feral pigs and other invasive species on Guam, specifically how these species affect crops, native plants, and coral reefs.  There will be educational interactive displays and raffles throughout the day.  The Pork in the Park Cook-Off is a free event and the public is encouraged to come and enjoy the different “Pot” and “Pit” techniques of cooking used to prepare wild pigs.


Should you have any questions, you may contact the DAWR office, at 735-0294.


Pork in the Park 2016

Pig Hunting Derby