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University of Hawai’i at Mānoa-Indonesia Project


This past July and August, scientists from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) and Windward Community College led a three-week Specialist Training in Histology-based Reproductive Analysis of Tropical Fishes in Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, to build capacity in fish life history studies.

Fisheries training
A group of Indonesian participants dissect fish specimens during the training. Image from hawaii.edu/news

Sustainable fisheries management requires accurate stock assessments, which often depend on reliable fish life history. Indonesia has the world’s second largest fisheries by catch and harbors incredible diversity of marine species across a sprawling archipelago. The effective management of Indonesia’s fisheries relies on the development and adoption of sustainable harvest strategies. Key to a sustainable approach are stock assessments that include scientifically robust information on the fishery and marine resources including their life history traits. 

Learn more about this project here