Three workshops to discuss best practices for natural-resources management for Maui, Molokai and Kahoolawe will be held starting this month.
The Ho’o Lei Ia Puwalu (lay the net to bring everyone together) workshops will concern the respective islands, as follows:
* Kahoolawe: 4-9 p.m. Friday at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei.
* Maui: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the University of Hawaii Maui College, Ka’a’ike Building, Room 105.
* Molokai: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 2 at Kulana ‘Oiwi, Kaunakakai.
The workshops will feature breakout sessions on topics, such as place-based adaptive management, community code of conduct, community consultation process, education and eligibility criteria for the islands.
Registration will start 30 minutes before each workshop.
Findings from the meetings will be considered at a statewide workshop in November on Oahu.
The meetings are sponsored by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, which Congress established to manage fisheries in the exclusive economic-zone waters surrounding the U.S. Pacific Islands.
For more information, see website www.wpcouncil.org/meetings or www.ahamoku.org, or contact Charles Kaaiai at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 522-8227; Leimana DaMate at email@example.com or (808) 497-0800; or Roy Morioka at firstname.lastname@example.org.