Hawai'i conservation alliance

Hawai‘i Coral Reef Strategy Implementation

Chair: Katherine Cullison, Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources, Honolulu, HI

Tuesday, August 2, 1-3 PM, Room 313A

The State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) is the primary agency responsible for coordinating Hawai‘i’s reef management efforts in the main Hawaiian Islands. In 2009, DAR and local partners recently finished development of new priorities for coral reef management. The Hawai‘i Coral Reef Strategy (HCRS) identifies a set of goals and objectives designed to serve as a framework for management activities affecting coral reefs in the main Hawaiian Islands for the next decade. This document was greatly informed by multiple interviews and workshops with resource managers, biologists and Local Action Strategy advisory groups, reviews of plans, and studies of comments from public meetings held around the state.

This symposium will present a brief overview of the Hawai‘i Coral Reef Strategy and current efforts of the five Local Action Strategies to Address threats to reefs. Presentations will include information on projects from the Fisheries, Recreational Impacts to Reefs, Land-Based Sources of Pollution, Climate Change and Marine Disease, and Aquatic Invasive Species Local Action Strategies. Katherine Cullison

  • The Hawai'i Coral Reef Strategy: Program Overview, Katherine Cullison
  • Overview of Hawai‘i ’s Fisheries Local Action Strategy, Mike Lameier
  • Recreation Impacts to Reefs Local Action Strategy, Emma Anders
  • The Aquatic Invasive Species Local Action Strategy (AIS LAS), Katherine Cullison
  • Hawai'i's Climate Change and Marine Disease Local Action Strategy, Grety Aeby
  • The Marine Law Fellowship Program Update, Wayne Tanaka

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