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 Nicole Evans, Planning and Evaluation Specialist at (808) 725-5818 or email nicole.evans@noaa.gov if you have any questions.


Letters



July 26, 2017

Public Comment Submission from the RAC Regarding Executive Order 13795 - Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy

July 10, 2017

Public Comment Submission from the RAC to Secretary Zinke Opposing Monument Review, MS-1530

July 12, 2016

Letter from the RAC to John Armor Supporting the Proposed Expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

May 12, 2016

Letter from the RAC to John Armor Requesting Information on the Sanctuary Designation Process

November 9, 2015

Letter from the RAC to John Armor Recommending the Establishment of a West Coast Memorial Garden

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

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

August 15, 2014

Letter from the RAC to President Barack Obama regarding the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument expansion

November 25, 2013

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

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

February 10, 2012

Letter from the RAC to ʻAulani Wilhelm regarding a support letter for a Discovery Center on Kauaʻi

February 10, 2012

Letter from the RAC to ʻAulani Wilhelm regarding proposed Wilderness Designations in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

November 15, 2011

Letter from the RAC to ʻAulani Wilhelm supporting Big Ocean: A Network of the World's Large-Scale Marine Managed Areas

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

April 11, 2011

Letter from the RAC to ʻAulani Wilhelm on draft recommendations for a national aquaculture policy for NOAA

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)

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

January 26, 2006

Letter from the RAC to T ʻAulani Wilhelm concerning the described DEIS for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

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"

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


Resolutions



July 12, 2016

Letter from the RAC to John Armor Supporting the Proposed Expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

July 28, 2016

Resolution Honoring Laura Thompson for Her Service on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council

September 10, 2015

Resolution Expressing Support for Honoring Dr. Isabella Aiona Abbott at NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary System Memorial Garden

October 31, 2014

Resolution supporting increased distance learning opportunities and infrastructure at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

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

January 13, 2012

Resolution Supporting a Fee on Both Single-Use Plastic Bags and Paper Bags

November 15, 2011

Resolution supporting Big Ocean, A Network of the World's Large-Scale Marine Managed Areas

November 2, 2011

Resolution in Support of An Elevated Focus on Education at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

June 2, 2005

Resolution regarding alternatives to be analyzed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed sanctuary

June 2, 2005

Resolution regarding proposed sanctuary management plan development

April 28, 2005

Resolution requesting the Reserve to request Bottomfish observer program data from the Pacific Islands Regional Administrator

January 27, 2005

Two Resolutions - one regarding the Management Plan/EIS workshop, and the other regarding the selection panel for new RAC members

July 8, 2004

Resolution regarding State of Hawaii proposed rules for the NWHI Marine Refuge

July 8, 2004

Resolution regarding proposed sanctuary fishing alternatives