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Reserve Advisory Council Actions

Resolutions and letters are both forms of official action taken by the Reserve Advisory Council. Below are a list of resolutions passed and letters written by the Council.

Please contact Allison Ikeda, Policy and Program Specialist at (808) 725-5818 or email allison.ikeda@noaa.gov if you have any questions.

Letters

July 12, 2016 Letter from the RAC to John Armor Supporting the Proposed Expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PDF)

May 12, 2016 Letter from the RAC to John Armor Requesting Information on the Sanctuary Designation Process (PDF)

November 9, 2015 Letter from the RAC to John Armor Recommending the Establishment of a West Coast Memorial Garden (PDF)

September 10, 2015 Letter of Appreciation to Greg Schubert for his superior service of duty while assigned as the Biological Science Technician at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (PDF)

September 10, 2015 Letter of Appreciation to Hokūala Johnson for her unfailingly enthusiastic and dedicated support of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council (PDF)

August 15, 2014 Letter from the RAC to President Barack Obama regarding the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument expansion (PDF)

November 25, 2013 Letter from the RAC to David Swatland requesting guidance from the National Marine Sanctuaries Office (NMSO) regarding the sanctuary designation process (PDF)

September 25, 2013 Letter from the RAC to David Swatland regarding National Marine Fisheries Service's proposed implementation of the Shark Conservation Act of 2010 (PDF)

February 10, 2012 Letter from the RAC to ʻAulani Wilhelm regarding a support letter for a Discovery Center on Kauaʻi (PDF)

February 10, 2012 Letter from the RAC to ʻAulani Wilhelm regarding proposed Wilderness Designations in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (PDF)

November 15, 2011 Letter from the RAC to ʻAulani Wilhelm supporting Big Ocean: A Network of the World's Large-Scale Marine Managed Areas (PDF)

November 2, 2011 Letter from the RAC to ʻAulani Wilhelm supporting the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whales National Marine Sanctuary and its management plan review process (PDF)

April 11, 2011 Letter from the RAC to ʻAulani Wilhelm on draft recommendations for a national aquaculture policy for NOAA (PDF)

January 20, 2011 Letter from the RAC to ʻAulani Wilhelm to encourage the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) to prioritize the reauthorization of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA) (PDF)

September 28, 2010 Letter from the RAC to ʻAulani Wilhelm concerning the continuing decline of the Hawaiian monk seal and support of ongoing research and efforts that might lead to the recovery of this species (PDF)

January 26, 2006 Letter from the RAC to T ʻAulani Wilhelm concerning the described DEIS for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (PDF)

January 27, 2005 Letter from the RAC to T. ʻAulani Wilhelm concerning the document "Advice and Recommendations on Development of Fishing Regulations Under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act Section 304(a)(5) for the Proposed Northwestern Hawaiian Islands National Marine Sanctuary" (PDF)

October 21, 2004 Letter from the RAC to T. ʻAulani Wilhelm expressing concerns on "Advice and Recommendations on Development of Fishing Regulations Under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act Section 304(a)(5)" and related processes (PDF)

Resolutions

July 28, 2016 Resolution Honoring Laura Thompson for Her Service on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council (PDF)

September 10, 2015 Resolution Expressing Support for Honoring Dr. Isabella Aiona Abbott at NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary System Memorial Garden (PDF)

October 31, 2014 Resolution supporting increased distance learning opportunities and infrastructure at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PDF)

July 26, 2013 Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council Resolution Expressing Support for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument's Leadership Role in Big Ocean: A Network of the World's Large Scale Marine Managed Areas (PDF)

January 13, 2012 Resolution Supporting a Fee on Both Single-Use Plastic Bags and Paper Bags (PDF)

November 15, 2011 Resolution supporting Big Ocean: A Network of the World's Large-Scale Marine Managed Areas (PDF)

November 2, 2011 Resolution in Support of An Elevated Focus on Education at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PDF)

June 2, 2005 Resolution regarding alternatives to be analyzed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed sanctuary (PDF)

June 2, 2005 Resolution regarding proposed sanctuary management plan development (PDF)

April 28, 2005 Resolution requesting the Reserve to request Bottomfish observer program data from the Pacific Islands Regional Administrator (PDF)

January 27, 2005 Two Resolutions - one regarding the Management Plan/EIS workshop, and the other regarding the selection panel for new RAC members (PDF)

July 8, 2004 Resolution regarding State of Hawaii proposed rules for the NWHI Marine Refuge (PDF)

July 8, 2004 Resolution regarding proposed sanctuary fishing alternatives (PDF)