Profiles

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Tamlong Tabb

Name: Tamlong Tabb Country: Papua New Guinea Location: Madang Lagoon, Siar Tamlong lives in Siar Village, located along the inner coast of Madang Lagoon, Papua New Guinea, and is an active leader in the community. Concerned with the

Silverio Wale

Name: Silverio Wale Country: Solomon Islands Location: Langa Langa Lagoon, Malaita Province Silverio came from Radesifolame, in Langa Langa Lagoon, Malaita Province in the Solomon Islands. He worked on community development projects focusing on forest/land

Yoseph Rumkorem

Name: Yoseph Rumkorem Country: Indonesia Location: Meos Mangguandi Most of the people in the surrounding islands of Meos Mangguandi knew Yoseph Rumkorem as a community leader against bomb fishing. He would be very angry if

Pedrus Primo

Name: Pedrus Primo Country: Pohnpei Location: Takaieu community, Pohnpei Mr. Pedrus Primo is currently the traditional chief of the Takaieu community, and as such, goes by the traditional title of “Kehlahk Takaieu.” Kehlahk Takaieu was

Saki Fong

Name: Saki Fong Country: Fiji 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)

Samuel Mansmor

  Name:  Samuel Mansmor Country: Indonesia Location: Biak Numfor A former policeman and winner of the prestigious 2004 Kalpataru environmental award, Samuel Mansmor works to teach community members about the importance of protecting their environment

Francis Mamou

Name:  Francis Mamou Country: Solomon Islands Location: Marau Sound, Guadalcanal Francis Mamou shines almost alone with his ability to exert some influence over his Hanua’asuasu tribe of Marapa and Niu islands in Marau Sound on

Gilbert Tuazon

Name:  Gilbert Tuazon Country: Phillippines Location: Panglao Island, Bingag Gilbert lives in Bingag, a village located on the northwest coast of Panglao Island, Bohol in the Philippines. Gilbert is President of the Bingag Barangay Fish

Alifereti Tawake

Name: Alifereti Tawake Country: Fiji Location: Daku, Kadavu Alifereti grew up in the rural coastal village of Daku in Kadavu, a small outer island in Fiji. Growing up, he remembers his grandfather going out to

Joe Keba

Name: Joe Keba Country: Solomon Islands Location: Ngella, Central Province Joseph lives in Leitongo, a village located in the Sandfly Islands of Ngella, Central Province, Solomon Islands. Under the leadership and guidance of the Foundation

Stanis Giru

Name: Stanis Giru Country: Papua New Guinea Location: Kimbe Bay Stanis Giru, at the age of 53 years, is a well respected member of the community, and has been very active at his community’s LMMA.

Charley Manua

  Name: Charley Manua Country: Vanuatu Location: Pele Island Charley Manua, born on Pele Island just north of Efate, is a community champion of the Nguna-Pele MPA (NP-MPA). He has been involved in marine conservation

Benjie Catudio

Name: Benjie Catudio Country: Phillippines Location: Port Lamon, Hinatuan Benjie Catudio is a resident of Port Lamon, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. He joined the ‘Peoples Unite for Genuine and Active Port Lamon, Inc.’ (PUGAPO) fishers organization several years

Selarn Kaluwin

Name: Selarn Kaluwin Country: Papua New Guinea Location: Mbuke Island, Manus Tapas Selarn Kaluwin, from Mbuke Island on the southwest coast of Manus, stands out as a community champion for his work over the last few years.

Ruperto Apilado

Name: Ruperto Apilado Country: Phillippines Location: Candelaria, Sinabacan, Luzon Island Ruperto, or "Ka Raffy," is from Sinabacan in the municipality of Candelaria on the west coast of Luzon Island in the Philippines. An engineer by training and former

Gemma Gades

Name: Gemma Gades Country: Phillippines Location: Hinatuan Bay, Mindinao "Ka" Gemma, is a mother and active leader of a local fisherfolk group protecting Hinatuan Bay in the southern Philippines. She has been the President of

Didik Kassas

Name: Didik Kassas Country: Papua New Guinea Location: Riwo, Madang Lagoon Didik is from Riwo Village, situated along coast of Madang Lagoon in Papua New Guinea. He has been actively involved in marine resource conservation in his community

Paul Led

Name: Paul Led Country: Papua New Guinea Location: Riwo, Madang Lagoon Paul is from Riwo Village, located along the coast of Madang Lagoon in Papua New Guinea. Trained as a parataxonomist, Paul has more than 10 years experience

Salvacion Ruiz

Name: Salvacion Ruiz Country: Phillippines Location: Yamot, Candelaria, Zambales, Luzon Sally is from Yamot, Candelaria in Zambales on the west coast of Luzon Island in the Philippines. As a deputized member of the Bantay Dagat (Fish Wardens), she