The Chuuk Department of Marine Resources (DMR) and MCT are excited to announce the recent hiring of Ms. Bev Danis Fred of Chuuk as the new Chuuk State Protected Area Network Coordinator


Based at DMR, Ms. Fred will be working with all stakeholder and partner agencies on all aspects of the PAN for the state and in conjunction with the National PAN Network. Congratulations, Bev Danis Fred!

Beverlyn (Bev) Danis Fred is from Chuuk but grew up in Pohnpei. In 2016, she moved to Chuuk with her husband and children, when she accepted a position with Micronesia Red Cross Society as a community officer, working on Red Cross’ Community Resilience and Capacity Development (CRCD) Project. For two years, Bev worked with selected communities in Chuuk, and helped implement the Coastal Rehabilitation Program (as part of the CRCD project), planting over 20,000 mangrove seedlings in seven communities. During her tenure with Red Cross, she served as a member of the Resource Managers’ Group under the Chuuk State Ridge to Reef program. The Resource Managers’ Group focuses on the implementation of activities under the Ridge to Reef program. She is also a member of Island Pride, that focuses on Youth and Women Empowerment, through capacity development and education. Because of her passion to help her home state, she applied and accepted the position for Chuuk State Protected Areas Network Coordinator, in hopes to help Chuuk conserve its natural resources for a better future, for a better Chuuk.