We are a fisheries science research team based in Hawaii conducting work in the Western Pacific Region. Our goal is to carry out accurate research and fill data gaps to improve our understanding of the local fisheries and the biology of the associated species. Ultimately, we strive to provide the best scientific information available so managers can effectively regulate our aquatic resources and ensure sustainable fisheries for future generations. We work closely with the fishing communities utilizing their local knowledge and expertise to help us gather vital data while also engaging them in current research. We seek to bridge the gap between science and fishers so we may both benefit from each other’s insights, work together to protect the waters and maintain the responsible harvest of its organisms.