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Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

HI - Marine Sanctuary Off of Hawaiian Islands Under Consideration by NOAA

NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is initiating the process to consider designating marine portions of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a national marine sanctuary. This designation would add the conservation benefits and permanency of a national marine sanctuary to safeguard resources in the marine portions of the monument.

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

HI - Marine Sanctuary Off of Hawaiian Islands Under Consideration by NOAA

NOAA Fisheries has announced the initiation of a process to consider designating marine portions of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a national marine sanctuary.

Hawaii & Alaska
Local

HI - Maui County accepts judge's order to obtain permit for discharging effluent

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui County said it will not appeal a judge’s decision to require a permit to operate injection wells for the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Alaska lawmakers in both parties demand action on excessive fisheries bycatch

A grilling on fish that is taken as bycatch didn’t satisfy the appetites of a bipartisan group of Alaska legislators at a special hearing on Nov. 15 by the House Fisheries Committee.

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

HI - Maui nonprofit receives grant to address coastal resilience

Nonprofit Maui Nui Marine Resource Council was among the 49 recipients nationwide to receive grant funding to support coastal resilience in the South Maui community.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

AK - Bering Sea survey finds Yukon River chinook populations are low and staying closer to shore

According to the survey’s preliminary estimates, young Yukon River chinook salmon populations continue to be low.

Hawaii & Alaska
Recreation

HI - Maui County Council Passes Historic Bill Prohibiting Non-Mineral Sunscreens

The Maui County Council unanimously passed Bill 135 to prohibit the sale, distribution, or use of non-mineral sunscreens. The bill was introduced by Maui County Councilmember Kelly Takaya King, chair of the Council’s Climate Action, Resilience, and Environment Committee.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Hawaii to see more than $2M in federal funds to protect coastal communities

The state of Hawaii will receive more than $2 million in federal funding to support coastal resilience projects and protect communities from flooding across the Islands, congressional officials announced Friday.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - New plan being developed to control Waikiki flooding, public invited to attend meetings

The Army Corps of Engineers has estimated that a major flood in the watershed could damage 3,000 structures and cost more than $1.14 billion.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Alaska: Where Conservation Plays A Key Role In One Of The World's Biggest Fisheries

Alaskans have learned the hard way how to keep fish stocks healthy in a state where fishermen and environmentalists work together to protect the resource.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Federal Funds Will Be A 'Shot In The Arm' For Hawaii's Infrastructure

State transportation officials plan to focus on coastal highways vulnerable to erosion and sea level rise.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Land Board submits Kaanapali Beach Restoration EIS to governor

The Board of Land and Natural Resources voted recently to submit the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Kaanapali Beach Restoration and Berm Enhancement project to Gov. David Ig

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

AK - A federal court ruling reopens a path to permanent protections for Bristol Bay's headwaters

A U.S. District Court ruling reverses a 2019 decision by the Trump Administration, which withdrew the EPA’s 2014 proposal for protections. This restarts the 404c Clean Water Act process.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Southeast Alaska commercial salmon harvest 4 times higher than last year

Southeast Alaska’s salmon harvest was over four times more than last year’s, according to a preliminary report from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released on Monday.

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

HI - They're tracking the health of Maui's beaches ― one water sample at a time

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - They are regulars at Maui’s beaches. Volunteers in blue tshirts carry small buckets into knee-deep surf to collect water samples off south and west shorelines.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Hawaii's beaches are disappearing due to climate change

Rising sea levels paired with recent storm surges have been causing faster than usual erosion on Hawaii’s beaches and shorelines.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - As tribal leaders, we urge collective action for Western Alaska salmon now

This past summer, fish racks, smokehouses and fish camps across the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers and Norton Sound region in the western part of our state stood empty. Chinook and chum salmon are critical to the lifeblood of our nearly 100 regional tribal communities and are central to our cultures.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - NOAA, local fishermen mark decade of tracking 'Deep Seven'

The Deep Seven designation encompasses the six snappers and one grouper most-frequently caught by bottom fishers in Hawai‘i.

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

AK - Alaska offshore revenue sharing program established under Murkowski bill

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has introduced legislation to ensure that Alaska receives its fair share of revenue from energy production in Alaska’s Outer Continental Shelf.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - Hawaiʻi loves to eat octopus, but maintaining octopus populations may be a challenge

Octopus, locally called tako or heʻe, is a popular source of protein — but if Hawaiʻi wants to continue to enjoy this chewy seafood, it will have to take care of the ocean ecosystem and monitor the octopus population.

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