Marine species topic of educational talks
State conservation officials will be at the Kihei and Mala boat ramps from 8 a.m. to noon today and Sunday and March 8 and 9 to educate ocean users about humpback whales, monk seals, sea turtles and other protected marine species.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources' Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement officers will be joined by staff from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Coast Guard.
They also will provide information on the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and bottom fishing rules.
The DLNR division and NOAA have a Joint Enforcement Agreement that authorizes state enforcement officers to enforce federal fisheries and protected species laws. This partnership provides federal funding to the state to help increase public awareness and enforcement efforts.
For more information, contact the Maui DLNR division office at 873-3990.
Recruitment open for corrections officers
The state Department of Public Safety is looking to fill adult corrections officer vacancies on the Neighbor Islands, including Maui.
Recruitment began Friday and will close Thursday, the state Department of Human Resources and Development said.
To qualify, applicants must meet all the requirements listed on the agency's webpage, which for Maui is .governmentjobs.com/hawaii/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&jobid=814552.
Some of the general requirements include being a high school graduate or having a high school equivalency diploma, passing a physical agility test and having one year of work experience that shows the applicant possesses the ability to relate effectively with people, to follow the instructions of a supervisor and to give or exchange information.
If selected, applicants will move on to the basic corrections training.
Fishing vessel safety and drill course set
The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association will offer a two-day fishing vessel safety and drill conductor course March 1 and 2 at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, 726 S. Kihei Road.
The course is free for commercial fishermen thanks to funding from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, a news release said.
The cost is $175 for all others. All mariners are welcome.
The course will cover subjects including cold water survival skills, flares and maydays, man overboard recovery, firefighting, immersion suits, emergency drills, helicopter rescue, life rafts and abandon ship procedures.
The course meets the training requirements for commercial fishing vessels and has an in-the-water practice session.
Those interested in registering for the course or those who need more information should contact AMSEA in Sitka, Alaska, at (907) 747-3287 or see www.amsea.org.
Submissions being sought for craft guide
The Maui News will be publishing a Summer Fun Guide of activities for children and teens on April 13.
The deadline to submit information is noon April 2.
Submit the following:
* Name of program and for what ages.
* Sponsoring organization or business.
* Program times and dates.
* Location of the program.
* Description of program.
* Cost of the program.
* Contact information.
Information may be emailed to email@example.com, faxed to 242-9087 or mailed to Summer Fun Guide, The Maui News, 100 Mahalani St., Wailuku 96793.
Photos may be submitted for use on a space-available basis. Shots of people doing things are preferable; group shots are unlikely to be used. Photos may be emailed in digital tif, jpg or eps formats with a minimum resolution of 300 pixels per inch. Individuals in photos must by identified by first and last name.