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Sanctuary Advisory Council Application



The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is currently seeking interested individuals for seats on the Sanctuary Advisory Council.

Beginning immediately, we will accept applications for council membership for the following seats:

  • Moloka‛i Island Representative (primary)
  • Commercial Shipping (primary)
  • Native Hawaiian (primary)
  • Ocean Recreation (alternate)
  • Tourism (primary)

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council was formed in 1996 for the purpose of providing advice to sanctuary management on the management and protection of the sanctuary. The council, through its members, also serves as a liaison to the community regarding sanctuary issues and acts as a conduit, relaying the community's interests, concerns and management needs to the sanctuary. Council members serve three-year terms which are staggered to allow for continuity within the council.
At this time the sanctuary is opening up the selection process to the community and providing applications to interested individuals.

The deadline for application submittal is Friday, June 21, 2019.
Instructions and the application form can be downloaded below. Before submitting the application, please read the Council Charter and the letter from the sanctuary application cover letter to familiarize yourself with the council's roles and responsibilities. Any questions can be directed to Cindy Among-Serrao,, (808) 725-5923.

Please send all applications in by Friday, June 21, 2019 either via e-mail to or via mail to:
ATTN: NOS/HIHWNMS/Cindy Among-Serrao
1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg 176
Honolulu, HI 96818


SAC Membership Application Instructions and Form (pdf)

Cover Letter & Application Information (pdf)

Council Charter (pdf)

Council Handbook (pdf)



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