Marine Debris Mission Underway in the Monument
An inter-agency team, led by Papahānaumokuākea Marine Debris Project, has departed on a 25-day shoreline cleanup mission to Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument onboard the charter vessel M/V Imua. From March 30- April 22, 2021, they will visit six cleanup locations in the monument: Kamole (Laysan Island), Kapou (Lisianski Island), Manawai (Pearl and Hermes Atoll), Kuaihelani (Midway Atoll), and Hōlanikū (Kure Atoll), and Lalo (French Frigate Shoals). The effort will involve the removal of derelict fishing nets and plastics from approximately 200 acres of shoreline habitat. The collaborative field team of 12 includes participants from many of the co-managing agencies of the monument.
ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia | No task is too big when done together by all