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Pacific Catalyst

Pacific Catalyst

Pacific Catalyst is a partnership designed to foster new policies and a fresh generation of leaders in the Pacific Island fisheries. Transform Aqorau, formerly the director of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency and the CEO of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement, is the founding director of Pacific Catalyst, which will count on the participation of the University of South Pacific, the University of Wollongong, Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, iTunalntel, and the Environmental Defense Fund.

Pacific Catalyst will be headquartered at the University of South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, and will begin by concentrating its efforts on sustainable and innovative approaches to tuna fishing. The university setting will aid the program in the creation of a new generation of policymakers in fisheries management.