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Contact: Shannon Lyday (808) 725-5905

March 9, 2016

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Hosts Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will hold a public meeting of the Sanctuary Advisory Council in Honolulu.

WHAT: Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting


Wednesday, June 29, 2016


9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.



NOAA Inouye Regional Center

  1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176

Honolulu, HI, 96818


Koʻolau Haka Conference Room (#1564)

WHO: The Sanctuary Advisory Council is comprised of members representing the islands of Molokaʻi, Lanaʻi, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi, Maui, and Oʻahu in addition to local user groups, Native Hawaiian cultural advisors, fishing, business, conservation, science, education, and community representatives. Federal and state agency representatives also hold seats on the council.
  Meeting Agenda

The Sanctuary Advisory Council will discuss and receive updates on sanctuary activities and review and discuss the draft council charter.

The meeting is open to the public and the public will be invited to present statements during the public comment period of the meeting at 2:15 pm. To receive more information, or to request a meeting agenda, please contact Shannon Ruseborn at (808) 725-5905 or

Sanctuary vehicles will provide transportation on to Ford Island for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting. Transportation will be provided at the USS Arizona Memorial commercial vehicle passenger drop off area (1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu HI 96818) at 8:30 a.m. and at 12:30 pm. 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.

To join the meeting remotely from your computer, tablet or smartphone use and use the following conference line for audio: 1-877-939-9254 passcode 362828#. To receive more information, please contact Shannon Ruseborn at (808) 725-5905 or

The sanctuary is administered by a partnership of NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the State of Hawai‘i through the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). The sanctuary works to protect humpback whales through research, education, conservation and stewardship. Join us on Facebook.

DLNR's mission is to enhance, protect, conserve and manage Hawaii’s unique and limited natural, cultural and historic resources held in public trust for current and future generations of visitors and the people of Hawai‘i nei. Join us on Facebook.

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State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources:


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