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COUNTY OF HAWAII
V
M STATE OF HAWAII

400 10
RESOLUTION NO
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A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS HUMPBACK WHALE


NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY
S EFFORTS TO CRITICALLY REVIEW ITS
MANAGEMENT PLAN AND ENCOURAGE THE POTENTIAL INCLUSION OF
MARINE LIFE OTHER THAN THE HUMPBACK WHALE

WHEREAS the primary purpose and intent of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale
National Marine Sanctuary sanctuary is to protect humpback whales and their habitat within
the Hawaiian Islands and

WHEREAS the sanctuary was mandated by Congress in the 1992 Hawaiian Islands
National Marine Sanctuary Act to identify and evaluate the additional resources and ecosystems
of national significance which led to the establishment of the sanctuary
s first management plan
in June 1997 and

WHEREAS the law requires the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
s
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries to periodically review sanctuary management plans to
ensure that sanctuary sites continue to conserve protect and enhance their nationally significant
living and cultural resources and

WHEREAS management plans are guiding documents that generally outline regulations
describe boundaries identify staffing and budget needs and set priorities for resource protection
research and outreach and education programs and

WHEREAS the sanctuary conducted 10 statewide public scoping meetings in August


2010 to solicit public comment on the existing management plan and provide input on issues
seen as management priorities for the next five to 10 years and

WHEREAS the management plan review process will continue to provide opportunities
for public comment through working groups and public meetings and

WHEREAS the protection of all marine life in Hawaiian waters is not just an
ecological biological or cultural concern but also a matter of economic necessity for the
County of Hawai
i because a clean and healthy ocean environment is the engine that drives
s visitor oriented economy now therefore
i
Hawai

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAII that it


supports the sanctuary
s review of its management plan which could include strong
consideration for the
potential inclusion of marine life other than the Humpback Whale
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the sanctuary is encouraged to make every effort to
engage in meaningful dialogue with the public to ensure that the updated management plan is a
product of collaboration and thoughtful compromise

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF


I that the County Clerk shall forward copies of this resolution to the Administrator of
HAWAI
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the Honorable William P Kenoi Mayor
County of Hawai
i the Honorable Governor State of Hawai
i and members of Hawai
s
i
Congressional Delegation

Dated at Hilo
i this
Hawai 4th day of November 2010

1 TRODUCED BY

1
L MEMBER C t 1 TY OF HAWAII

COUNTY COUNCIL ROLL CALL VOTE


County of Hawai
i AYES NOES ABS EX

Hilo i
Hawai ENRIQUES X
FORD X
I hereby certify that the foregoing RESOLUTION was by GREENWELL X
the vote indicated to the right hereof adopted by the COUNCIL of the
County of Hawai
i on November 4 2010 HOFFMANN X
IKEDA X
NAEOLE
X
ATTEST
ONISHI
X
YAGONG
X
YOSHIMOTO X
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C TY CLERK CHAIRPERSON PRESIDING OFFICER RESOLUTION NO 400 10
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