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Applications being sought for alternates on advisory council

August 17, 2013
The Maui News

Applications are due Sept. 30 for two alternate Native Hawaiian seats on the advisory council to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve.

The reserve is part of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

"Community representatives on our advisory council are an extremely important part of our team," said David Swatland, NOAA's acting superintendent for the marine national monument. "Their input is an integral part of managing this special place."

Applicants may seek one of two alternate seats - Native Hawaiian elder and Native Hawaiian.

Candidates are selected based on expertise and experience, community and professional affiliations and their views regarding protection and management of marine resources. Applicants should be prepared to serve for two years or until a new advisory panel is created.

Application kits are available by contacting reserve advisory council coordinator Katie Gentry via email at or by phone at (808) 694-3936. Her address for postal deliveries is Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 6600 Kalaniana'ole Highway, No. 300, Honolulu 96825.

Kits also may be downloaded at



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