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Local Talent and Indigenous Knowledge Key to Restoring Hawaiʻi Coral Reefs

Threats to coral are increasing and the involvement of the local community is imperative. With funding through NOAA’s underserved community grants, Kuleana Coral Restoration graduated their first cohort of local and Native Hawaiian ocean conservationists.
October 30, 2023 - Feature Story ,
COAST participants prepare for one of their first restoration dives. From left to right: Baylee Jackson, Pono Okimoto, Denise Oishi (instructor) Ciara Ratum, and Makaio Villanueva. COAST participants prepare for one of their first restoration dives. From left to right: Baylee Jackson, Pono Okimoto, Denise Oishi (instructor) Ciara Ratum, and Makaio Villanueva. (Photo: Blake Nowack/Kuleana Coral Reefs)

Restorative Aquaculture for Hawaiian Kūmū

Oceanic Institute is developing technology to raise a Hawaiian goatfish species in captivity to try to help declining wild populations.
October 26, 2023 - Feature Story ,
One white goatgish and three red kumu fish swimming. Kūmū, or Hawaiian whitesaddle goatfish, at Kure Atoll in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Credit: NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries/James Watt

Enter our ESA@50 Ocean Art Contest!

K–12 students are invited to celebrate threatened and endangered species in the Pacific Islands region with our annual art contest! Winning artwork will be featured in an exhibition and online.
October 20, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A watercolor and colored pencil drawing of resting mother and pup Hawaiian monk seal Resting Mother and Pup Hawaiian Monk Seal by Claire P., Northern Mariana Islands, from the 2022 Share the Shore and Sea Youth Art Contest.

Working Towards Zero-Waste Seafood

Conservation International Hawaiʻi and Chef Hui are hosting a series of dinners during Seafood Month to promote zero-waste seafood in Hawaiʻi.
October 11, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Fish cut up into sections. Our partner Conservation International-Hawaiʻi is hosting a series of zero-waste seafood dinners for Seafood Month. Credit: Nami Kaze

Learn How to Fish From the Pros in Hawaiʻi

A new short video series taps fishing and boating experts to teach novice fishers the ins and outs of fishing in Hawaiʻi.
October 06, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A close-up photo of a fishermen holder a colorful fishing lure. Generational fisher Butch Farm explains how to choose the right lure for pelagic fishing. Credit: Pacific Islands Fisheries Group

New Hawaiian Language Video Series: He Moʻolelo ʻĪliokai

Join us on a journey through the Hawaiian archipelago to learn more about the charismatic and endangered Hawaiian monk seal through He Moʻolelo ʻĪliokai, the Story of the Hawaiian Monk Seal.
September 25, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A seal dives off the coast of Nihoa island. It’s easy to imagine how biologists could miss the seals out to sea in a single-day survey. Credit: NOAA Fisheries (Permit #22677) A seal dives off the coast of Nihoa. Credit: NOAA Fisheries (Permit #22677)

The 2023 Hawaiʻi Bottomfish Survey Harnesses Community Power for Sustainable Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries embarks on the 2023 Bottomfish Fishery-Independent Survey in Hawaiʻi. This one-of-a-kind survey, stretching from Ni‘ihau to Hawai‘i Island, helps NOAA scientists estimate the abundance of Hawai‘i “Deep 7” bottomfish.
September 20, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A fisher smiles while holding up a red and white fish, called an onaga, with both hands while out at sea. A local cooperative research fisherman holds an onaga caught during the annual Bottomfish Fishery-Independent Survey. Credit: Pacific Islands Fisheries Group