Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Hawaii
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit

A diver waits on the surface at Honaunau, Hawaii.

Aloha! The Hawai’i Cooperative Fishery Research Unit (HCFRU) was established in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration, with a shared vision of developing the scientific knowledge and natural resource professionals necessary to ensure the sustainability of Hawaiian natural resources for future generations. The HCFRU is based at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo and is part of the National Cooperative Research Units Program within the U.S. Geological Survey. The mission of the HCFRU is to 1) conduct and facilitate research focused on the renewable freshwater, estuarine, and marine resources of Hawai’i and the Pacific Islands; 2) provide technical and professional education at the graduate and professional levels in applied ecology, natural resources management, and conservation; and 3) train the natural resource professionals of the future. Cooperators for the HCFRU are the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Hawai’i System, the Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Federal Staff

Tim Grabowski takes a selfie while snorkeling
Grabowski, Timothy
Unit Leader

Dr. Tuttle Raz is pictured overlooking Hanauma Bay on Oahu, Hawaii.
Raz, Lillian
Assistant Unit Leader

Contact Us

Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit

Department of Marine Science University of Hawaii at Hilo 200 West Kāwili Street Hilo, Hawai'i 96720 USA
Hilo HI 96720
Phone: (808) 932-7575
Fax: (808) 932-7940

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