About this episode
This episode describes the path of community-based organization Hui Makaʻāinana o Makana towards the establishment of a subsistence fishing area that preserves local ecological knowledge in Kauaʻi, Hawai'i.
About our guest
|Emily Cadiz is the Program Director at Hui Makaʻāinana o Makana in Hawai'i. The Hui is a community-based organization in Hawaii that is dedicated to preserving traditional ecological knowledge and promoting the sustainable use of agricultural areas, sacred sites, and watersheds in the face of climate change. Working with the Hui for the past 8 years, Emily is responsible for all education programs and outreach on and off site. She is also the Hui’s liaison for research collaborations in Hāʻena. She received her Bachelor's Degree from University of Hawaii Hilo in Marine Science, and her Masters from University of Hawaii Manoa in Natural Resource and Environmental Management. .|
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