What We Do


To learn more about the outcomes we hope to achieve, please download our briefing paper.


Pacific Catalyst provides innovative, long-term policy guidance and training to fisheries managers, scientists, students, policymakers, community leaders and fishermen who work every day to sustain the priceless marine resources of the Pacific.


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    Provide economic analysis, research, and policy papers to enhance the value and performance of Pacific Island fisheries according to emerging needs and priorities;

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    Support learning and leadership development for the next generation of fisheries managers;

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    Help define and demonstrate the role of rights in the Pacific Islands by building a holistic understanding of how rights have been applied traditionally, and exploring options for how rights can help meet social, cultural, ecological and economic outcomes

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    Support and shape legislative and policy reforms to provide flexibility for innovative fisheries management solutions while ensuring that Pacific Island rights are formally recognized