A Public Policy Perspective on Living Marine Management in Hawaii

Samuel G. Pooley, Affiliate Faculty, University of Hawaii
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:20pm
BioMed B-103

What is the state of play in living marine policy in the Pacific? Three competing perspectives form the framework for this analysis: a technocratic approach; the pluralism of competing interests; and, embedded institutional structures. Whether it’s fishery management or other aspects of marine ecosystem conservation, these are complex mixtures of  “science-based” decisions, competing socio-economic and political interests, and the inter-related governance structures that mediate these decisions. This talk will utilize this framework  to analyze some recent public policy decisions affecting Hawaii.