Pacific Islands Regional Office

Disclaimer and Comment Policy

Disclaimer of External Links

The appearance of external links on this World Wide Web site does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Commerce/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of external Web sites or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities, the Department of Commerce/NOAA does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. These links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this Department of Commerce/NOAA Web site.

Social Media Comment Policy

The NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) is using social networking platforms to enhance our online presence and provide interactive conversational mediums that build and expand communications to the public. We share content on Facebook and Twitter pages and we review and post comments according to the policy below. While Facebook and Twitter is an open forum and we want to publish and encourage comments, we expect comments to be courteous. Please remember that you are fully responsible for the content of your comments. NOAA does not discriminate against any views; however we do reserve the right to delete comments on our wall that are:

Please be respectful of others. Do not abuse the privilege of participating in our public, family-friendly forums. Repeat violators of these guidelines risk being blocked from commenting.

Reporters are asked to send questions to the NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Region Public Affairs Office through their normal channels rather than by submitting questions here as comments. It is our policy not to post reporter questions.

NOAA Fisheries PIRO is unable to post comments from persons under the age of 13 due to the Children's Online Privacy Protections Act (COPPA).

The appearance of external links, advertisements, political opinions, or other posts do not constitute endorsement by PIRO or the U.S. Government.

To protect your privacy, please do not include information (e.g., an e-mail address or phone number) in the text of your comment that identifies you.

Additional guidance as to how NOAA regards privacy issues can be found within the NOAA Privacy Policy.