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Sanctuary Advisory Council to hold virtual meeting on July 29

By Staff | Jul 23, 2020

HONOLULU – The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council will meet virtually on Wednesday, July 29, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. HST.

The meeting will be held via GoToWebinar, and the public is invited to attend.

The council will meet to discuss previous action items, receive sanctuary updates and address questions from members and the public.

Public comments will be taken at approximately 10 a.m. If you would like to comment during the virtual meeting, please sign up in advance by selecting “yes” during the online registration.

The order of comments will be based on your date and time of registration. Please note that no public comments will be audio or video recorded.

Register in advance at attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8466893051952339472. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.

If you cannot participate in the virtual meeting, you may send comments to cindy.among-serrao@noaa.gov

With the exception of the public comment portion of the meeting, the 81st Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting will be audio recorded for the purposes of accurately developing meeting minutes.

All public comments received, including any associated names, will be captured and included in the written meeting minutes, will be public and will be maintained by the advisory council coordinator as part of its administrative record.

The sanctuary is administered by a partnership of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the State of Hawaii through the Division of Aquatic Resources.

The sanctuary works to protect humpback whales through research, education, conservation and stewardship.

Find the sanctuary on Facebook or visit the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary at hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov,NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries at sanctuaries.noaa.gov or state Division of Aquatic Resources at dlnr.hawaii.gov/dar/.