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Hawaii Cooperators

The Hawai'i Cooperative Fishery Research Unit is a partnership of the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Hawai'i System, the Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Representatives from this partnership meet annually at the Unit Coordinating Committee Meeting to identify cooperator needs, set research priorities, and to discuss the direction of the Unit.

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

Dr. Brian NeilsonAdministrator (Acting): Division of Aquatic Resources

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Ms. Kristi YoungDeputy Field Supervisor - Programmatic Operations: Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office

U.S. Geological Survey

Dr. Kevin WhalenReigional Surpervisor-Western Units: Cooperative Research Units

University of Hawaii

Mrs. Sharon Ziegler-ChongUnit Leader, Hawaii Cooperative Studies Unit

Dr. James BeetsChair, Division of Natural Science (interim): University of Hawaii-Hilo

Dr. Marcia SakaiChancellor (acting): University of Hawaii-Hilo

Dr. Michael BrunoVice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (interim): University of Hawaii-Manoa


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 1

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 0

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 1

Scientific Publications: 23

Presentations: 54


Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Hawaii