Holomua: Marine 30x30 – Our nearshore aquatic resources management plan for Hawai‘i

January 20, 2022

Lunalilo Kekoa, Community-based Subsistence Fishing Area planner

In 2016, Governor David Ige announced the Sustainable Hawai‘i Initiative, now known as Holomua: Marine 30x30. The initiative aims to effectively manage the nearshore waters of Hawai‘i, with at least 30% established as marine management areas by 2030. Join Lunalilo Kekoa as he describes a broad range of new strategic marine management measures aiming to sustain, conserve, and enhance our marine resources so communities can continue to benefit from abundant nearshore waters now and in the future. The initiative creates an opportunity for Hawai‘i residents to work with the Division of Aquatic Resources and its partners to achieve a shared vision of a healthy nearshore ecosystem with abundant resources, where the people of Hawai‘i can enjoy our coastal waters, support our local livelihoods, and feed our families.

This presentation is part of the Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center, which is the visitor center for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hilo, Hawaiʻi. This State of the Monument lecture series is also supported by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.