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Living Islands #GoFishPI Workshop in Corvallis
August 19 - August 21
The GoFish Ambassadors program addresses the significant cultural disconnect between the indigenous people of the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities living in Oregon and their understanding & compliance with the rules and regulations surrounding access to fishing and crabbing in the region.
Participation in fishing and crabbing are essential pillars of these island cultures. However, much of this proud tradition exists and flourishes in a context with few restrictions on where, when, or how recreational and subsistence fishing takes place, unlike the complex requirements imposed by Oregon state fishing regulations.
There is a clear opportunity for targeted and culturally competent outreach and education to help ensure that Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Oregonians have access to recreational and subsistence fishing and crabbing, and accompanying food security benefits, without running afoul of the law.
Our joint program and workshop curriculum is being developed by Living Islands in collaboration with Oregon Sea Grant, with support and funding from Oregon Food Bank, Oregon Health Authority, Portland Harbor Community Coalition, Oregon Pacific Islander Coalition, and GetHooked.