The Rāhui Center

© Yann Follin


Monitoring of Papara rāhui’s operture (Tahiti)

Last February 14th and 28th, the two rahui zones of the municipality of Papare were opened to fishing. During these two days of opening, the Rahui Center, in collaboration with CRIOBE, monitored the fishing catch. Additionally, the Rahui Center took part, before and after the opening, in the ecological monitoring of the rahui zones through a survey designed and implemented by the international TEMPO project (National Science Foundation) involving researches from CRIOBE, researchers from the US (UCSB/SDUS) and a fishing organization from Mexico (COBI). 

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.

Accompagner la création de rāhui en Polynésie française pour assurer la souveraineté des populations locales et la préservation durable des ressources naturelles.
Support the creatiom of rahui in French Polynesia to ensure local sovereignty and sustainable management of natural resources.