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Council Meeting Summaries and Actions

This page provides summaries of Advisory Council meetings from 1996 through the present. Summaries are in Portable Document Format (pdf). The most recent summaries are listed first.

Year 2016
June 29, 2016
Meeting Agenda
January 26, 2016
Final Meeting Minutes


Year 2015

October 1, 2015
Final Meeting Minutes
July 20, 2015
Council recommendations on the Draft Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
Final Meeting Minutes
March 31, 2015
Final Meeting Minutes

Year 2014

December 3, 2014

Destination Marine Protected Areas: Sustaining America's Most Treasured Ocean Places for Recreation and Stewardship.

August 7, 2014

Final Meeting Minutes

February 3, 2014

Final Minutes

Year 2013

August 7, 2013

Final Minutes

Meeting Actions

Naming Working Group report was accepted and forwarded to sanctuary management.

Year 2012

September 20, 2012

Final Minutes

Meeting Actions

Aloha ʻĀina Guidance Document

Letter in Support of the Reactivitation of the National Marine Sanctuaries Site Evaluation List (SEL)



January 17 and 18, 2012

Final Minutes

Meeting Actions

Council Final Recommendations Reports on: Climate Change, Ecosystem Protections, Enforcement, Humpback Whales, Maritime Heritage, Native Hawaiian Culture, Ocean Literacy, Offshore Development, Water Quality

Council Recommendation that Sanctuary Management should consider a boundary adjustment from Ka Ilio Point to include the entire Ha ena ahupuaʻa. -- See Meeting Minutes

The council acknowledge the Kumulipo as a gift to all of us by our kupuna [copies of the Kumulipo were later distributed to council members and sanctuary team members]. -- See Meeting Minutes


Year 2011

June 7, 2011

Final Minutes

Meeting Actions

Council Recommendation Letter Relating to the Draft NOAA Aquaculture Policy

Council Recommendation Letter Relating Towed Aquapod Array Technology



April 4 and 5, 2011

Final Minutes

Meeting Actions

Approval of Council MPR Working Group, Work Plans and Process - Climate Change, Ecosystem Protections, Enforcement, Humpback Whale Protections, Maritime Heritage, Native Hawaiian, Offshore Development, Ocean Literacy, and Water Quality

Council Letter to NOAA Aquaculture Program Requesting Additional Time to Comment on the Draft NOAA Aquaculture Policy.

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Year 2010

December 15, 2010

Final Minutes For more information on the December meeting, click here.

Meeting Actions

The Council supports the overarching considerations, list of issues, and potential solutions presented by staff as a reasonable starting point to reflect on public comments received relating to the management plan review process.



July 19, 2010

Final Minutes



May 25 and 26, 2010

Final Minutes

Meeting Actions

Council Support of the Change Soultions Working Group Report on Community Engagement



Year 2009

November 16, 2009

Final Minutes

Meeting Actions

Council letter on the preliminary report of the Ocean Policy Task Force



July 14, 2009

Final Minutes

Meeting Actions

Council Resolution on Ocean Acidification



February 3, 2009

Final Minutes

Meeting Actions

Council letter to concern regarding IUCN downlisting of the humpback whale from Vulnerable to Least Concern

Council letter relating to development activities in areas within sanctuary waters that are deemed important humpback whale habitat

Council letter to comment on the Draft Statewide Large-Capacity Ferry Environmental Impact Statement

Council letter to endorse the sanctuary's management plan review (MPR) process

Council letter to support the recommendations Hawaii Inter-Island Large Capacity Ferry Oversight Task Force

Council letter to support combining House Bill 83 and House Bill 1765

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Year 2008

June 12, 2008

Final Minutes

Meeting Actions

Council letter to Governor Linda Lingle urging state funding to support the sanctuary staffing

Council letter to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for support for "Aerial Survey to Map Marine Debris in the Main Hawaiian Islands."



March 12, 2008

Final Minutes

Meeting Actions

Council letter to the State of Hawaii to request the hiring of an Aquaculture Development Program Director



January 9 and 10, 2008

Final Minutes (January 10)

Final Minutes (January 9)



Year 2007

August 29, 2007

Final Minutes

Meeting Actions

Council letter to Governor Linda Lingle recommending that efforts be made to strengthen the sanctuary's status in Hawaii State waters



June 13, 2007

Final Minutes



April 18, 2007

Final Minutes

Meeting Actions

Council letter to requesting increased funding to support the sanctuary



January 17 and 18, 2007

Final Minutes (January 18)

Final Minutes (January 17)



Year 2006

Meeting Minutes

September 6, 2006

May 18, 2006

March 16, 2006

January 12, 2006

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Year 2005

Meeting Minutes

December 1, 2005

December 1 & 2, 2005

May 12, 2005

March 17, 2005

January 20, 2005


Year 2004

Meeting Minutes

September 8, 2004

June 17, 2004

April 21, 2004

February 11, 2004


Year 2003

Meeting Minutes

September 30, 2003

May 13, 2003

March 11, 2003

January 14, 2003

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Year 2002

Meeting Minutes

November 13, 2002

June 13, 2002

April 9, 2002

January 15, 2002


Year 2001

Meeting Minutes

October 16, 2001

March 6, 2001

May 10, 2001

August 7, 2001


Year 2000

Meeting Minutes

March 1, 2000

May 18, 2000

September 7, 2000

November 17, 2000

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Year 1999

Meeting Minutes

January 29, 1999

March 11, 1999

May 13, 1999

July 8, 1999

September 9, 1999

November 17, 1999

Year 1998

Meeting Minutes

September 17, 1998

November 12, 1998


Year 1997

Meeting Minutes

February 19, 1997

September 5, 1997

October 22, 1997

 

Year 1996

Meeting Minutes

April 17, 1996

May 8, 1996

June 17, 1996

July 12, 1996



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