Live from CSO: Coastal Management in American Samoa
Coastal Management in American Samoa
On this episode, we sit down with Sandra Fuimaono-Lutu, the Deputy Director of the Resource Management Division for American Samoa's Department of Commerce, and her "left and right hands," Rienette Thompson-Niko. Together, these two women lead coastal management for the 55,000 people who live on the seven islands of American Samoa. We discuss how coastal management is done in American Samoa and how Sandra is working to spread the word that a "healthy coast is a wealthy coast" and how to integrate indigenous culture and community practices into coastal management. Get the unique perspective from the South Pacific Islands on this episode of the American Shoreline Podcast.