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(c) Cory Fults


Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Mia is a recent graduate from UH Mānoa’s Natural Resources and Environmental Management Master’s program. She uses qualitative research methods, and the ways political, cultural, and social contexts affect how resource users navigate fisheries management to support their livelihoods and identities. For her thesis she has taken on some of the human dimensions of this work, interviewing fishers to learn about their experiences with one another, with sharks, and with fisheries managers and scientists. Through these interviews, she hopes to illuminate opportunities for fisher collaboration and understand how social and political relationships shape the way we know and manage local fisheries. Always humbled by her research participants' generosity, knowledge, and experiences, she looks forward to continuing her work with fishing communities.

To view Mia's publications: click here.

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