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The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council considers education and outreach as one of the foundations for ensuring sustainable fisheries in the Pacific Islands. Education and outreach is one the Council’s seven Guiding Principles.
“Conduct education and outreach to foster good stewardship principles and broad and direct public participation in the Council’s decision making process.”
The Council creates annual lunar calendars to raise awareness about traditional ecological knowledge and enhance community involvement in fishery management. It has developed curriculum, student activities, videos, interactive games and other educational resources to raise awareness of sustainable fisheries.
The Council is a co-founder of the US Pacific Islands Fishery Capacity-Building Scholarship. The program provides financial support for students with close ties to the Territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree in marine science or a related field. The goal is to build fisheries science and management capacity in the Territories.
The Council has a variety of educational videos and audio files available and uses Youtube and Vimeo to store our video content. We produce a variety of educational brochures, displays, and posters. You can also check out our posts on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
The Council has been active in many education associations, including the OCEANIA Marine Educators Association, National Marine Educators Association, Hawaii Science Teachers Association (marine science section), National Science Teachers Association, Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) Island Earth and One Ocean Marine Forum. Staff members have served as a board member and committee chair on several of them. The Council was instrumental in the creation of the International Pacific Marine Educators Network (IPMEN) and has been a strong supporter and advocate of IPMEN since its inception in Honolulu in 2007.