StoryMap: Seafood Stories of the Pacific
Chart your own catch or culinary creation on our interactive Story Map.
Here in the Pacific Islands, our lives revolve around the ocean and all that it provides. Join us for a Seafood Month celebration in the Pacific Islands region and learn how we work to support healthy, sustainable seafood all year round! Celebrate your commitment to healthy oceans by adding your sustainable seafood choices throughout the month.
Together, our points on the map will paint a picture of our collective commitment to sustainable fishing—and eating!—in the Pacific Islands region. It will also show the diversity of seafood and preparation methods we all enjoy. Click around the map to check out existing entries!
On a mobile device? Double click survey points on the map to check out entries. Tap the heading on each section of the StoryMap to show or hide the page details.
Add Your Story!
1. Eat Some Delicious, Local or Domestic Seafood
How do you know where your fish comes from? Check the label! You can also visit FishWatch to explore our sustainable seafood database.
Looking for seafood sourced from U.S. fisheries ensures that you're buying fish (and other seafood) subject to the highest environmental standards.
If you fish for your own food, check out the minimum catch sizes for regulated species of Hawaiʻi, which help ensure that fish, crab, lobster, and 'opihi are not harvested before they’ve had a chance to spawn.
2. Fill Out the Form
Whether you supported a restaurant that sources local seafood, caught it yourself, or bought it in a store, you've got a story to tell! Use the form to fill out your entry. Recipes, fishing tales, 'ōlelo no'eau (Hawaiian proverbs), or stories about sharing food with someone you care about—anything goes!
Poster Giveaway: We will highlight notable entries on a weekly basis! Our top contributors will receive an educational poster that illustrates the lifecycle of uku (grey snapper), created by scientific illustrator Rachel Strader.
Share your story for a chance to win an educational poster illustrating the life cycle of uku (grey snapper) and essential fish habitat!
3. Check Back to See Your Entry Updated on the Map
What seafoods are people catching and eating lately? Check the map for updates and inspirations! Your entry will appear on the map within 24 hours.
You can fill out as many entries as you'd like throughout the month!
Join Us for the Seafood Stories Webinar Series
Learn about the exciting things happening in our community in support of sustainable fishing and healthy ecosystems during our Thursday webinars for all ages.
Seafood Stories Photo Journal
Photos from Seafood Stories of the Pacific StoryMap entries for Seafood Month 2020.
- Fresh caught ono
- Sesame oil
- Yuzu hot sauce
- Paʻakai (Hawaiian salt)
- Red onion
Jhana from O‘ahu shared this delicious recipe she prepared with fresh ono gifted to her from a friend. Learn more about ono in Hawai’i.