Announcements: November 25, 2020

PTA hosts game bird hunting

Pohakuloa Training Area will host upland game bird hunting on from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 28 and 29 in Keamuku Maneuver Areas 1, 2 and 3.

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Hunters are advised that there is a new approved hunting policy, with new requirements, and reservations are required. Game enthusiasts are encouraged to visit www.facebook.com/groups/HuntPTA for the latest updates.

For more information or questions, call Brian Leo at (808) 315-1545 or email at leobrian@mail.rams.colostate.edu.

Sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is seeking to fill five primary and 11 alternate seats on its advisory council. The council ensures public participation in sanctuary matters and provides advice to sanctuary management.

The sanctuary is accepting applications for the following seats: business/commerce (primary and alternate); commercial shipping (alternate); conservation (alternate); fishing (primary and alternate); Lanai Island representative (alternate); Maui Island representative (primary and alternate); Molokai Island representative (alternate); Native Hawaiian representative (alternate); Oahu Island representative (primary and alternate); research (alternate) and youth (primary and alternate)

“The members of our sanctuary advisory council represent extremely important elements of our community,” said Allen Tom, sanctuary superintendent. “We rely on their input, experience and expertise to assist us in making informed and timely decisions on how best to protect and conserve our humpback whales, and important cultural and natural resources.”

Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of marine resources. Applicants who are chosen as primary or alternate members should expect to serve a three-year term.

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Applications are due Jan. 14, 2021. To receive an application kit or for further information, contact Cindy Among-Serrao via email at Cindy.Among-Serrao@noaa.gov or visit the sanctuary website at https://hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov/management/advisory/recruitment.html

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, administered by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the State of Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources, protects humpback whales and their habitat in Hawaiian waters where they migrate each winter to mate, calve and nurse their young.

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