The Rāhui Forum and Resource Center

Expanding Marine Managed Areas in French Polynesia

IMPAC 5 - Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress

Vancouver, Canada, From February 3th to 9th 2023
Our colleagues Tamatoa Bambridge and Patrick Rochette are invited to IMPAC 5, a global forum that brings together ocean conservation professionals and high-level officials to inform, inspire and act on marine protected areas. IMPAC5 is an opportunity to bring together Indigenous peoples and cultures from around the world to embrace a collaborative approach and learn from Indigenous leadership in ocean conservation.

What is the Rāhui ?

© Lauric Thiault

About Us

The Rāhui Forum and Resource Center offers, in French Polynesia, methodological assistance to municipal authorities and local communities (in partnership with all stakeholders involved in local fisheries) in order to support sustainable small-scale fisheries through co-designed and co-implemented Marine Managed Areas.

© Tiphanie François

Our Projects

We operate across all French Polynesia. W pay particular attention to local cultural contexts in order to adapt our methodology to the specific needs of each of the communities we work with.

© Pauline Fabre


We make several types of resources available to everyone, to assist in the management of small fisheries. Here you will find scientific publications, outreach tools, press documents to facilitate the transition to action.