peck at hawaii.edu
Fri Apr 5 13:24:28 EST 2002
Aloha John and All,
I am pleased to hear that people are comparing notes on
We have been doing this on a small scale (compared to the
Ngeremeduu Conservation Area) here in West Hawaii for over two years. We
have finally begun to put our data into excel database format, to see what
we have so far in terms of data. We are gaining more interest around the
Big Island of Hawaii...people want to join the effort. Our protocols were
developed in collaboration with our aquatic biologist, Dr. Bill Walsh, Dr.
Brian Tissot, and the volunteers themselves. The survey list is mainly of
fishes Walsh and Tissot requested. Our challenge was to develop methods
people wouldn't tire of quickly and would enjoy doing. So far, these
protocols are working well for this particular focus. If anyone wants
information about these protocols, please contact me.
In addition, we are now working with isolated communities
comprised more of subsistence indigenous fishers. I am looking for
protocols (as is Liz, I see) that have been successfully used by community
members for monitoring shoreline and near shore food fishes, inverts and
Mahalo in advance for your time.
Sara Peck, UH Sea Grant Extension Service, West Hawaii
PO Box 489
Kailua-Kona HI 96745
At 07:27 AM 4/5/02 -1000, John Naughton wrote:
>Sorry for the late reply. I'm curious if PCS is considering community
>monitoring in Palau for the Ngeremeduu Conservation Area off the west side
>of Babeldaob Island. As you know, this 30,000 acre MPA has been
>as partial mitigation for the huge Palau Compact Road project, for which I
>represent NMFS/NOAA as a Cooperating Agency partner for all environmental
>issues associated with the project.
>During one of our recent bi-annual survey trips the Cooperating Agencies
>with the PCS, PICRC, etc to encourage a community-based monitoring project
>for this large and very significant MPA (protecting an entire ecosystem
>the watershed, mangroves, lagoonal habitat, all the way out to and
>a large portion of the west barrier reef). I've had considerable
>in monitoring of large scale coral reef ecosystems, and would like to get
>together with you during our next survey trip to Palau in June (to be held
>in conjunction with the EPA Pacific Islands Conference).
>Liz Matthews wrote:
> > Dear Listers,
> > The Palau Conservation Society is developing a strategy to more closely
> > involve community members in the monitoring of marine conservation areas
> > - both as a means to monitor the fish, invertebrates, etc. in the
> > conservation areas as well as to create opportunities for local people
> > to see for themselves the benefits of conservation. I would like to
> > hear from any of you who have experience with community-based monitoring
> > of coral reefs and marine resources. What has worked? What hasn't? Any
> > help is greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks.
> > Liz Matthews
> > ><//> ><//> >>><<>><<< <\\>< <\\><
> > Palau Conservation Society
> > Box 1811
> > Koror, Palau 96940
> > tel: 680.488.3993
> > lizmat at palaunet.com
> > emat2715 at postoffice.uri.edu
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