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Public Resources

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council considers education and outreach as one of the foundations for ensuring sustainable fisheries in the Pacific Islands. One of the Council’s seven Guiding Principles is to “Conduct education and outreach to foster good stewardship principles and broad and direct public participation in the Council’s decision making process.”

As part of its three regular Council meetings annually, the Council holds a Fishers Forum on a current topic of interest at a time and location to facilitate public participation.

The Council also holds community workshops on current topics of interest.

Brochures, displays, posters, newsletters, traditional lunar calendars, monographs, videos, powerpoint presentations, a speakers program, radio talk shows, conference proceedings, magazine articles and display ads are among the many products used to reach the public. They can be downloaded from the Council’s website at www.wpcouncil.org/education-and-outreach/.

Council staff can be found at informational booths at many island tournaments and community events to share these materials with you. Go to the Council’s events calendar to find out about upcoming Council and advisory body meetings and other meetings and events where you will find us.

We also engage with the public through social networking tools, such as Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and Twitter.

We periodically engage professional communication firms to conduct focus groups and surveys to learn how to better improve our public and community outreach efforts. If you have recommendations, share them with the Council at info.wpcouncil@noaa.gov.