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Haruko Koike

Haruko Koike

With nearly 20 years in the resource management field, Haruko is passionate about finding creative and collaborative ways of resource use while maintaining a healthy ecosystem. She has worked on the stock assessment of Seychelles’ sea cucumber fishery for her Ph.D. project as well as for other reef fisheries in Palau and Colombia. She also worked with CI and TNC to develop fishery resource use surveys to help establish Hawaii’s community-based management areas. After receiving her Ph.D., Haruko went on to work for the Division of Aquatic Resources in Hawaii as their biometrician. There, she worked on collecting and analyzing biomonitoring data to inform fishery management. She was also assigned as the Western Pacific Fishery Council’s ecosystem plan team member and worked on ecosystem-based fishery management options. At Seafood Legacy, Haruko is working on developing FIP and AIP projects, searching for the sustainable fishery management style that suits the unique fishery management system in Japan.