NOAA'S Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve seeks advisory council applicants

NOAA’s Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve is seeking applicants for the conservation primary, conservation alternate, education alternate, ocean related tourism alternate, recreational fishing primary and research alternate seats on its advisory council. The council ensures public participation in reserve management and provides advice to the superintendent.

“Community representatives on our advisory council are an extremely important part of our team,” said Athline Clark, NOAA’s superintendent for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. “Their input is an integral part of managing this special place.”

Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of marine resources. Applicants who are chosen as members or alternates should expect to serve a two or three-year term or until a different advisory body is created pursuant to Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument’s management plan.

Applications are due by Sunday, March 15, 2020. To receive an application kit, or for further information, please contact Moani Pai, Administrative Officer, via email at; by phone at 808-933-8191.

Advisory Council Application