Habitat Conservation

Fisheries Extension

extension agentPhoto: Fish measuring demonstration at 2009 Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Festival at Pier 38 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Hawaii's Fisheries Extension Agent for the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) is co-managed by Division of Aquatic Resources and the Habitat Conservation Division of NOAA Fisheries Service. This position was created after a need was identified by the Fisheries Local Action Strategy for Hawaii (FLASH). It is designed to facilitate and improve the management of coral reef resources at the local level. This position serves as an information contact and liaison for Hawaii's recreational shoreline fishing community to State and Federal resource managers, scientists and other relevant organizations.

Major responsibilities are to:

Scientist and Fishermen Exchange (SAFE)

Public Shoreline Access for the island of Oahu

Fish Measurement Guide

Responsible Fishing Ethics in Hawai'i

Collaborative Ciguatera Research and Education Program