Name: Saki Fong
No stranger to the Fiji country network (FLMMA) family and communities, Sakiusa “Saki” Patrick Fong is a senior scientific officer at the University of the South Pacific’s Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) in Fiji. He has a background in marine biology and chemistry, and has worked for 10 years in community-based adaptive management. Saki is the chair of FLMMA’s socioeconomic working group, and is also the Principal Investigator for the study of social and economic effects of marine conservation, which includes looking at socioeconomic methods, determining what is applicable to the Pacific, and developing ways of adopting the various approaches. Saki is also the social science contact person for IAS, particularly for the marine conservation programs and environment impact assessment work.