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Hawaii whale sanctuary seeks council applicants

March 3, 2014
The Maui News

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is accepting applicants for one primary seat and three alternate seats on its advisory council, the sanctuary announced in a news release last month.

The seat openings are in commercial shipping (alternate), Native Hawaiian (alternate) and youth (primary and alternate).

Applications are due by March 31.

Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to their seat, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of marine resources, according to the news release.

The council includes 53 governmental and nongovernmental representatives who serve on a volunteer basis, represent a variety of local user groups, the general public, and state and federal governmental jurisdictions. It also ensures public input into sanctuary matters and provides advice to management, according to the news release.

To receive an application kit or for more information, call Emily Gaskin at 725-5902, email emily.gaskin@noaa.gov, or visit the sanctuary's website at hawaiihumpbackwhale. noaa.gov.

Submit applications to the Inouye Regional Center, Attn: NOS/HIHWNMS/Emily Gaskin, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176, Honolulu 96818.

 
 
 

 

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