NORTHWESTERN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEM RESERVE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD May 4, 2017 IN HONOLULU

Inouye Regional Center, Ford Island Training Room

1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 175
Honolulu, HI 96818

The Reserve Advisory Council for NOAA’s Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve (part of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument) will meet on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The Reserve Advisory Council will discuss and receive updates on Monument activities and hear briefings on related efforts, including agency updates. The meeting will be held on O‘ahu and is open to the public.

 

WHAT:            NWHI Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council Meeting

 

WHEN:            May 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. �" 4:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:          Inouye Regional Center, Ford Island, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 175, Honolulu, HI 96818, Training Room 1653

WHO:               Twenty-five Advisory Council members representing broad stakeholder constituencies, including Native Hawaiian, research, conservation, commercial and recreational fishing, ocean-related tourism, education, and state and federal agencies. The Reserve Advisory Council is an advisory body to NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

 

A blue van driven by Monument staff will be at the USS Arizona Memorial commercial vehicle passenger drop off area (1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, HI 96818) between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting. Members of the public must bring a valid picture ID for clearance onto Ford Island. Parking is free of charge at the USS Arizona Memorial and nearby Rainbow Marina.

 

A copy of the meeting agenda will be available before the meeting at http://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/new-about/council/ or by calling David Swatland at 808-725-5807.

 

Established in 2000, the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations on managing and protecting the reserve. Serving in a volunteer capacity, the council members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public.

 

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is the single largest fully-protected, permanent marine conservation area in the world. It encompasses 582,570 square miles of the Pacific Ocean (1,508,849 square kilometers) �" an area nearly the size of the Gulf of Mexico. Visit us at www.papahanaumokuakea.gov or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Papahanaumokuakea.

 

NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. Visit us at http://www.noaa.gov or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/usnoaagov. 

Thursday, 04 May, 2017

Contact:

David Swatland

Phone: 808-725-5807
Website: Click to Visit

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