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Onaga dai Bonkei!

During 2017, the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center partnered with the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group to conduct an oral history of bottomfishing in Hawai‘i. The purpose of the Hawai‘i Bottomfish Heritage project was to document the rich culture and traditions of … Continue reading

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New NOAA Survey to Value Non-Commercial Fisheries in Hawai‘i

We know that fishing is important to you and is an important part of Hawai‘i’s culture. We also know that money spent on fishing is important to the Hawai‘i economy. You spend money every time you launch your boat, put … Continue reading

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Kaua‘i bottomfishers face rougher ocean conditions

In late April, the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group met with seven bottomfishers in Port Allen, Kaua‘i. It was a beautiful day in the low 80s at the Port Allen Fishing Club clubhouse. The winds were light and variable, with buoy … Continue reading

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“Data do not speak for themselves” – Analyzing social science data in Micronesia

by Supin Wongbusarakum Data do not speak for themselves; there is always an interpreter, or a translator (Ratcliffe 1983[1]). While nature conservation and natural resource management efforts are increasing throughout the Pacific Islands, the importance of balancing ecological health with … Continue reading

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Hawaii non-commercial fishermen describe attitudes and preferences towards management and ecosystem health

During the summer of 2015, the PIFSC Socioeconomics Program in collaboration with Impact Assessment, Inc., completed a survey to better understand what matters most to Hawaii’s non-commercial fishermen. The survey results provide valuable insights from the non-commercial fishing community into … Continue reading

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Maintaining historic connections to waters of the Islands Unit of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument

The Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (MTMNM) is a large-scale MPA established by US President George W. Bush by presidential proclamation in 2009. The MTMNM encompasses 61 million acres of ocean and although the nearest human communities are over 300 … Continue reading

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