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Dr. Eileen Nalley to serve as new Hawai‘i Sea Grant fisheries extension faculty

The appointment is pivotal to advancing the understanding of fisheries in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Region and engagement with coastal communities.

(Honolulu, HI) – Dr. Eileen Nalley has been selected to serve as the new tenure-track fisheries extension faculty for the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program beginning May 1, 2024.

Dr. Nalley, who holds a PhD in marine biology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, brings a wealth of experience working with community resource stewards in Hawaiʻi and throughout the Pacific region to the position.

Most recently, Dr. Nalley served as the ocean and coastal ecosystem health specialist with Hawaiʻi Sea Grant researching the environmental and human health impacts of marine pollution and shifting land use on marine ecosystems and coastal communities in the Pacific Islands.

In her new role, Dr. Nalley will expand this program and continue to develop creative and effective strategies to ensure the health and longevity of fisheries and the communities who rely on them.

This position is part of a series of coordinated hires throughout the University Hawaiʻi at Mānoa to address the increasing challenges of managing coastal resources stemming from globalization, growing demand, changes in governance and management, and climate change.

Dr. Nalley can be reached at or (808) 956-7031.


The University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program is part of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s prestigious School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. It supports an innovative program of research, education, and extension services directed to increasing sustainability of coastal and marine resources and resilience of coastal communities of the state, region, and nation. Science serving Hawai‘i and the Pacific since 1968.