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Pacific Islands Fisheries Group

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Causes: Animals, Fisheries Resources

Mission: Facilitate communication/participation among interested individuals, corporations, scientists and educators through education, scientific research, charity work to support sound resource use, management, research and conservation of marine resources.

Programs: Bottom fish tagging program: this is a project cooperated with noaa to facilitate cooperative research between the fishermen and scientists to coordinate tagging and research of bottomfish.

western pacific regional fishery management council tagging project to provide scientific information on habitat utilization of ahi (yellowfin and bigeye tuna), particularly in relation to seasonality, behavior, and distribution. This project adds to the knowledge base of tuna species in hawaii and elsewhere, leading to better spatial and temporal understanding of tuna movements, the project also provides community benefits through the development of tagging capacity within the local fishing fleet. Through training and first hand interaction, fishermen learn the technical aspects and benefits of tagging large tuna and how the information gained broadly supports the management of marine and fishery resources in hawaii. Tagging also provides benefits by enhancing fishing experiences, raising community awareness and encouraging responsible fishing and conservation practices.

city and county of honolulu grant to provide fresh fish for classroom and community events for the kapolei high school culinary program. Also support internship program for culinary students.

marine education and training programs support 2014 kids fishing days to facilitate fishing, water safety and resource conservation education and outreach to hawaii's youth.

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