Small-Scale and Traditional Fisheries in the Western Pacific

The goal of this project was to document and analyze socioeconomic and operational trends and conditions among small-scale and traditional fishing fleets and activities in the Main Hawaiian Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. The work contributed extensively to understanding of fleet and island community dynamics, and provides a baseline for understanding the potential effects of any future fishery regulatory strategies. Research methods included extensive archival research, in-depth interviews, and ethnographic observation.