Rosalie Masu was born in Honiara but grew up in a rural coastal village and her earliest memories are of fishing and gardening with her parents to meet their family’s subsistence needs. She holds a Master of Applied Science Degree in Marine Biology from James Cook University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of the South Pacific. She is currently the Deputy Director of the Inshore Fisheries division at the Solomon Islands Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources. Rosalie oversees inshore fisheries management, research, marketing and development, and community-based resource fisheries management activities. Since joining the Ministry in 2001, she has gained valuable experience in national policy-making, development planning, and fisheries regulation.