Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Group 2 is working on strategies to gather information from the village of Futiga. So they can use it in the process of Planning for Climate Change in American Samoa. The asset's that they are discussing might be different from the villagers perspective of what's important in their livelihood.
We were having a break from our first 5 25 meters transect on the west of the village of Vatia's MPA. That is the quadrat we used to take photos from every 1 meter along our 5 25 meter transects. Peter and Fale were the first one to lay our 5 25 meters tapes, and Tepora and Sione would count fish and inverts. Joshua was using the quadrac to record substrate cover every meter. We also set 5 25 meters on the east where CFMP have another transect in the VMPA, for more data to help us with our data entry and familiarizing with a software where you can count the different corals, algae's, and inverts.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Group 3 is deciding what to do and Carl is pointing to his son where to fish at. They are trying to figure out a strategy to manage their MPA so they can have enough fish for everybody for the future. Good job everybody!
Group 1 after working together to manage their own Marine Protected Area (MPA) during the activity after the no-take MPA presentation. This group learned a lot about managing and maintaining the MPA if they have one at the village of Fagasa.
Group 2 are working on MPA activity. Shawn is fishing outside the MPA and other members of the group is counting the fishes inside and outside, so they can manage how much their catch for the day is and what's left for another day.
Thanks for accepting our invitation from the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources, for the MPA program to present on no-take MPA's and their benefits to the families, villages, and community.