Community relations manager
President of the Teahupoo Puna Rāhui
Patrick Rochette has been working with the Rāhui Center since the project was launched in 2019. As a fisher and as a member of the Teahupoo Rāhui management comittee, he shares with all the communities involved in the project his knowledge and experiences. He is a leader for community empowerment. He conducts consultation meetings and workshops with fishers and local stakeholders. As a tahu’a, an expert of Tahitian culture, he contributes to sociological surveys, especially to collect ecological and local knowledge (vernacular names, fishing practices, etc.), most of the time in reo mā’ohi, his native language.