National Marine Fisheries Service

10/06/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/06/2020 12:11

Seafood Stories: Celebrate Seafood Month in the Pacific Islands Region

Celebrate Seafood This October

October is National Seafood Month. In the Pacific Islands region, our connection to seafood is deeply rooted in our diverse island cultures. Seafood continues to be a regular part of our lives, and it will remain an important part of our food-secure future.

But what does sustainable seafood look like in the Pacific? And how can we really know if what we bought-or caught-is sustainable?

Join us for an interactive webinar series that looks into these and other questions, and help us build a picture of sustainable seafood choices all month long through a crowdsourced StoryMap!

Map Your Sustainable Seafood Story All Month Long

We all want to support our oceans by fishing responsibly and making choices that support healthy ecosystems and our local fishermen. But what does that look like across our island communities? Hop into our StoryMap-Seafood Stories of the Pacific-to help build a picture of sustainable seafood choices across the islands. Whether you bought it, caught it, or someone shared it with you, we want to highlight your dedication to sustainable seafood.

+ Add Your Story

Seafood Stories Webinar Series

Thursday, October 8 at 4 p.m. HST


Fishing for Fun, Science, and Food!

Keith Kamikawa • Hawai'i Fisheries Extension Agent, NOAA Fisheries, Pacific Islands Regional Office

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Thursday, October 15, 4 p.m. HST


Talk Story Session: Cultivating a Sustainable Future for Students in Marine Science and Aquaculture

Featured Panelists:

Katie Kealoha, Tyson Arasato, and Dana Hoppe • Program Director and Teachers (respectively), Wai'anae High School Marine Science Learning Center

Gary Karr • Science Outreach Director, Hawai'i Pacific University, College of Natural and Computational Sciences at Oceanic Institute

Tori Spence-McConnell • Regional Aquaculture Specialist, NOAA Pacific Islands Regional Office

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Thursday, October 22 at 4 p.m. HST


Science-Informed Sustainable Fisheries

Phoebe Woodworth-Jefcoats • Research Oceanographer, NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

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Thursday, October 29 at 4 p.m. HST


Developing a Taste for Local and Sustainable Seafood in Hawai'i

Jhana Young • Conservation International

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'Ō'io (bonefish), kampachi (almaco jack), 'ahi (bigeye tuna), and ta'ape (bluestripe snapper) illustrations by Michah Gomes. Micah is a local artist, graphic designer, and illustrator from Wahiawā, HI, known for his graphic illustrations on local surf apparel.