ABOUT US

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Pacific Blue Foundation (PBF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 registered in CA, USA since 2004, and public-benefit charitable trust registered in Fiji since 2006. 

Pacific Blue Foundation provides basic research, education, encouragement and dissemination of sustainable practices in coastal regions with the ultimate goal of preserving and promoting the biological and cultural diversity of the region.

PACIFIC BLUE FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our board of Directors consists of leading scientists in their given fields.

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B. Gregory Mitchell; PhD

University of California San Diego

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Michael Kent Mitchell

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Charles R. Booth

Biospherical Instruments

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Daniel Goodrich McNamara, Jr., Esq.

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Mark Douglas Mitchell

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Dale A. Kiefer; PhD

University of Southern California, Department of Biology

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Richard Murphy; PhD

THE TEAM

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B. Gregory Mitchell; PhD

President and Chair of the Board of Directors

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Roko Josefa Cinavilakeba (Roko Sau); Dip

Community and Government Relations Director

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Sefano M Katz; BSc, Skipper

Project Manager

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Kerry Donovan; BS, PGDip

Cultural Conservation Coordinator

Raquel Carter

Raquel Carter; MSc

Project Development and Communications Advisor

Ulamila Matairakula

Ulamila Matairakula; BSc, PGDip

Environmental Officer

Isimeli Loganimoce; MSc

Project Officer

Cristian Gorrino

Cristian Gorrino; BSc

Technological Advisor

Mary Anderson; BA

Administrative Manager

CONSULTANTS

Our team of consultants helps to guide our efforts in basic research, education, encouragement and dissemination of sustainable technologies in the region of the island nations of the South Pacific with the ultimate goal of preserving and promoting the biological and cultural diversity of the region.

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Apenisa (Ben) Rakanace

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation

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Davey Kline, PhD

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

Robert Edgar; BSc, Captain

Engineering Advisor, Blue Whale Adventures

Alisi Bogi Nainoca

Graphic Designer, Matrix Graphic Design

OUR PARTNERS

  • Communities of Beqa and Yanuca Islands
  • Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area (FLMMA) Network
  • Rewa Provincial Council
  • Serua Provincial Council
  • Ministry of iTaukei Affairs¬†
  • Ministry of Fisheries
  • Ministry of Health and Medical Services
  • Ministry of Environment
  • Fiji Environmental Law Association
  • Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji
  • University of the South Pacific
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego
  • Beqa Lagoon Resort
  • Lawaki Beachouse
  • Blue Whale Adventures
  • United Nations Development Program / Global Environment Facility - Small Grant Program
  • Australian Aid
  • Conservation, Food and Health Foundation