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The Asia Pacific Regional Offices

The Asia Pacific region is home to the one of the highest levels of marine biodiversity on Earth. It is also home to millions of people that depend on these marine resources for food, medicine, income and protection from storms. But as the demands of the global economy grow, the increasing pressure on these resources threatens to deplete this great storehouse of marine biodiversity and therefore to devastate the health and livelihoods of the people in the region and beyond.

SeaWeb believes the long-term success of conserving Asia Pacific marine environments and their unparalleled resources depends on bridging the gaps between communities, government, ocean experts and the media. We are dedicated to empowering communities, nongovernmental organizations and governments to advance ocean conservation through strategic communications. To that end, we offer a suite of services—from communications workshops and online resources to media briefings, fellowships, field trips, lectures and one-on-one interactions with scientists—to increase coverage of ocean issues in the news while also strengthening the communications capacity of our partners.

Although we are currently focusing our efforts in Fiji and Papua New Guinea, we look forward to working with our partners to expand our program and leverage our work in more Asia Pacific countries and islands.

Our Board Members:
Dawn M. Martin, Chair and President, SeaWeb
Richard Beatty, Former Partner and Senior Counsel, Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge
Nicholas Haffenreffer, Principal, Torray LCC
Alan Jones, Ph.D. aquaculture pioneer and founder of Sturgeon, S.C.E.A.
John Ogden, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Integrative Biology, University of South Florida
Nora Pouillon, Chef/owner of Restaurant Nora
Callum Roberts, Ph.D. Marine Conservation Biologist at University of York

Our Asia Pacific Staff:

Scott Radway, DIrector, Asia Pacific Program
Sheila Sarhangi, Projects Manager, Asia Pacific Program

923 Nuuanu Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96817

Sanivalati Navuku, Fiji Program Manager
Alumeci Nakeke, Program Associate
49 Gladstone St.
Suva, Fiji Islands
P: 679.331.9084

Anaseini Vesikula Ban, Papua New Guinea Program Manager
Francis Gabriel, Program Associate
PO Box 4414
Boroko, NCD 111
Papua New Guinea

To learn more about our work in the Asia Pacific region, please visit the Asia Pacific Program or contact us at apinfo@seaweb.org.