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Is A Green Jobs Youth Corps The Key To Sustainability In Hawaii? Kupu/2021

Is A Green Jobs Youth Corps The Key To Sustainability In Hawaii?

The state Legislature approved $5 million in federal Covid-19 relief funding to support a new Green Job Youth Corps that will roll out next year.

A New Marine Sanctuary Proposal May Not Be What It Seems Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

A New Marine Sanctuary Proposal May Not Be What It Seems

NOAA has opened up the public comment period on the proposal to add a marine sanctuary designation to the monument area around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

These Local Volunteers Are Chipping Away At Coral On Oahu — And It’s Legal Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

These Local Volunteers Are Chipping Away At Coral On Oahu — And It’s Legal

Researchers have launched an initiative allowing the community to participate in coral resilience efforts, saying they need “all hands on deck.”

‘Not Just Wespac’: Federal Oversight Of Fisheries Is Under Scrutiny By Congress Screenshot/2021

‘Not Just Wespac’: Federal Oversight Of Fisheries Is Under Scrutiny By Congress

U.S. Rep. Ed Case used the first hearing on proposed reforms of the Magnuson-Stevens Act to ask where NOAA’s oversight has been in the alleged mismanagement of an obscure fisheries fund.

Congressmen Seek Reforms After ‘Damning’ Audit Of Pacific Fisheries Fund Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2020

Congressmen Seek Reforms After ‘Damning’ Audit Of Pacific Fisheries Fund

A bill being heard Tuesday to update the Magnuson-Stevens Act would take away Wespac’s control of the money and add new layers of oversight.

Here’s How Honolulu’s Climate Office Is Tackling Food Waste Lauren Teruya/Civil Beat/2021

Here’s How Honolulu’s Climate Office Is Tackling Food Waste

The Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency has big plans for a small $90,000 grant, starting with a pilot project in Chinatown.

Federal Audit Finds Questionable Spending And Lax Oversight By Wespac Of Secretive Fisheries Fund Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Federal Audit Finds Questionable Spending And Lax Oversight By Wespac Of Secretive Fisheries Fund

Federal investigators questioned one out of every $6 the regional fishery council spent over the past decade and documented inappropriate procurement practices.

How The Magnuson-Stevens Act Shaped Hawaii’s Fishing Industry Wespac

How The Magnuson-Stevens Act Shaped Hawaii’s Fishing Industry

Pushing foreign fleets farther offshore was just the beginning. The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council oversaw a gold rush in Hawaii.

Proposed Updates To Federal Fishing Law Target Wespac Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2021

Proposed Updates To Federal Fishing Law Target Wespac

The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council’s lack of transparency and unabashed politicking has prompted an effort to curtail questionable behavior through legislation.

Alaska: Where Conservation Plays A Key Role In One Of The World’s Biggest Fisheries Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2021

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.