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Marine Science Course on Fishery and Resource Management

WPRFMC Summer Course Flyer 2016 FINAL

click here for printable pdf

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FISH Project Internship Application NOW AVAILABLE!!!

For more information on FISH Project, click here: http://www.wpcouncil.org/education-and-outreach/internships/

For applications, click here: https://wpcouncil.wufoo.com/forms/2016-fish-summer-application/

2016 FISH FLYER

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2016 US Pacific Territories Capacity-Building Scholarship Announcement

For a complete printable scholarship application, click HERE for pdf

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The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and its Education Committee members are pleased to announce the availability of three scholarships for academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. These scholarships support the aspiration to build the capacity of American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) to effectively manage their fisheries and related resources through the employment of their own people.The US Pacific Territories Capacity-Building Scholarships may be used for the following:
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Poster Contest on Traditional Navigation, Seafaring and Fishing for Grades K-12 in American Samoa

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is conducting a poster competition designed for students in grades K to 12. The theme is “Traditional Navigation, Seafaring and Fishing.” Attached is a resource guide to help teachers learn more about this topic and incorporate the contest into their lesson plans. Click here to view resource guide, and links to additional educational resources e.g. online videos

Rules

  • Crayons, paint, pencil, magic marker, collage, or other appropriate materials may be used for submissions.
  • Paper should be 8.5 x 11 inches or 11 x 17 inches in a landscape layout.
  • Competitors must put their name, grade level, name of their teacher and school, and a contact telephone number for the school and student on the back of their submission.
  • Entry deadline is 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Students should drop their posters at the Department of Education’s Office of Curriculum and Instruction in Tafuna village.

Judging Criteria: The poster competition will be divided into four categories: grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. The artwork in each category will be judged by a panel of experts in the visual and traditional cultural arts, based on the following criteria:

  • Adherence to rules.
  • Portrayal of the theme of “Traditional Navigation, Seafaring and Fishing.”
  • Creativity
  • Artistic technique.

Winning Art

  • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from the four categories will each receive a prize and award recognition. Two honorable mentions will also be recognized.
  • Their artwork will be featured in the 2016 Amerika Samoa Lunar Tide Calendar, featuring traditional Samoan fishing knowledge.
  • The winning art will also be showcased at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts being held May 22 to June 4, 2016, on Guam.
  • The Council reserves the right to use all entries in other Council publications and venues as well.

Contact: For additional information on this poster contest, contact Nate Ilaoa at (684) 258-9588 or (684) 633-4456, or e-mail nate.ilaoa@wpcouncil.org.

 

Click here for “Traditional Navigation, Seafaring and Fishing Teachers Resource Guide”.

Click here for a printable pdf version of the AS poster contest announcement.

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Grades K-12 Poster Contest on Traditional Navigation, Seafaring and Fishing for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is conducting a poster competition designed for students in grades K to 12. The theme is “Traditional Navigation, Seafaring and Fishing.” Attached is a resource guide to help teachers learn more about this topic and incorporate the contest into their lesson plans. Click here to view resource guide, and links to additional educational resources e.g. online videos.

Rules

  • Crayons, paint, pencil, magic marker, collage, or other appropriate materials may be used for submissions.
  • Paper should be 8.5 x 11 inches or 11 x 17 inches in a landscape layout.
  • Competitors must put their name, grade level, name of their teacher and school, and a contact telephone number for the school and student on the back of their submission.
  • Entry deadline is 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 30, 2015. Students should drop their posters at the Department of Lands and Natural Resources in Lower Base, Saipan.

Judging Criteria: The poster competition will be divided into four categories: grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. The artwork in each category will be judged by a panel of experts in the visual and traditional cultural arts, based on the following criteria:

  • Adherence to rules.
  • Portrayal of the theme of “Traditional Navigation, Seafaring and Fishing.”
  • Creativity.
  • Artistic technique.

Winning Art

  • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from the four categories will each receive a prize and award recognition. Two honorable mentions will also be recognized.
  • Their artwork will be featured in the 2016 Eskaleran Pulan Chamorro and Refaluwasch Papaal Maram (i.e., CNMI lunar calendars) featuring traditional Chamorro and Refaluwasch fishing knowledge.
  • The winning art will also be showcased at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts being held May 22 to June 4, 2016, on Guam.
  • The Council reserves the right to use entries in other Council publications and venues.

Contact: For additional information on the CNMI contest, contact Jack Ogumoro at phone (670) 287-9482 or (670) 322-9834, fax (670) 322-2633 or e-mail jack.ogumoro@wpcouncil.org.

Click here for “Traditional Navigation, Seafaring and Fishing Teachers Resource Guide”.

Click here for a printable pdf version of the CNMI poster contest announcement.

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2016 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Research Program Funding Opportunity Now Available! (Closed)

The Saltonstall-Kennedy Act established a fund (known as the S-K fund) used by the Secretary of Commerce to provide grants or cooperative agreements for fisheries research and development projects addressing aspects of U.S. fisheries, including, but not limited to, harvesting, processing, marketing, and associated business infrastructures.
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CNMI 2015 High School Summer Institute on Marine Fishery and Resources

The Council is again pleased to sponsor the annual high school summer institute on marine fishery and resources. It will be held from  July 14 to July 27, 2015. Some of the topics that will be covered in the course include fish biology and ecology, turtle programs, resource monitoring and research, resource conservation and management, and industry and marketing. Course activities include fishing events, guest lectures, class activities, field trips, water safety, CPR and First Aid certifications and more!

To view the flyer, click here.

For information and application, contact:
Jack Ogumoro (WESPAC Project Director) at (670) 332-9834 or (670) 287-9482 cell
Or
Jack Villagomez (2015 Project Coordinator) at (670) 285-9838 cell
Email: jackvillagomez01@gmail.com

Applications due July 1st
Limited to 15 students, at no cost to student

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Hawai‘i High School Summer Program – Marine Science Course on Fishery and Resource Management

The Council is again pleased to sponsor the annual high school summer course on marine science and fishery management. It will be held from  June 9 to July 14, 2015, at Moanalua High School in Honolulu. Some of the topics that will be covered in the course include Hawai’i fisheries, ocean safety, resource monitoring and research, resource conservation and management, and industry and marketing. Course activities include fishing events, guest lectures, class activities, field trips, water safety, CPR and First Aid certifications and more!

To view the flyer, click here.

For information and application, contact:
Erron Yoshioka at 808-227-8493
Email: miki_yosh@yahoo.com

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2015 US Pacific Territories Capacity-Building Scholarship Announcement

For eligibility requirements and scholarship application, click here for pdf

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Hello Educators:

Please help us to publicize a new scholarship aimed at helping the US Pacific Island Territories build the capacity to manage their fisheries. The 2015 US Pacific Territories Capacity-Building Scholarship provides funding to college students with close ties to American Samoa, Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, who are US citizens or nationals, so they can obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree from a fisheries focused program at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, University of Hawaii’s Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Hawaii Pacific University or the University of Guam. It also includes a paid internship and a commitment to work in a local US Pacific Territory agency (one year service for each year of scholarship).

This scholarship is part of an MOU signed by representatives from 13 secondary education institutions, local agencies and federal agencies that comprise the Education Committee of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council.  To read the MOU, go to http://www.wpcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Education-MOU-signed-and-scanned2.pdf.

For more information, please contact the Council at info.wpcouncil@noaa.gov.

Mahalo,
Sylvia


Sylvia Spalding
Communications Officer

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PIFSC Young Scientist Opportunity

PIFSC Young Scientist Opportunity (PYSO) is a paid summer employment opportunity (8-12 weeks) through the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), University of Hawaii at Manoa with the employment located at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (NOAA) in Honolulu. There are 4 anticipated openings for the summer of 2015.

For more information, click here.