Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit
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.