NORTHWESTERN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEM RESERVE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD July 13, 2017 IN HILO

Mokupapapa Discovery Center

76 Kamehameha Ave
Hilo, HI 96720

NORTHWESTERN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEM

RESERVE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD

July 13, 2017 IN HILO

 

The Reserve Advisory Council for NOAA’s Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve (part of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument) will meet on Thursday, July 13, 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 Hawai‘i Island and is open to the public.

 

WHAT:            NWHI Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council Meeting

 

WHEN:            July 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m. �" 4:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:          Mokupāpapa Discovery Center,76 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

 

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.

 

Parking is free of charge around the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center,76 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720.

 

A copy of the meeting agenda will be available before the meeting at http://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/new-about/council/ or by calling Nicole Evans at 808-725-5818.

 

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.

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Thursday, 13 July, 2017

Contact:

Nicole Evans

Phone: 808-725-5818

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