Marine Protection

Hawaii's coral reefs and nearshore waters are home to more than 7,000 marine life forms, a quarter of them found nowhere else on Earth. These nearshore marine ecosystems support some of the nation’s most endangered marine species, including monk seals and sea turtles, as well as rich fisheries that provide an important source of food for Hawaii’s people and a deep connection to the traditional culture of native Hawaiians. Hawaii's marine resources are being depleted at rates that outstrip current conservation efforts. Maui County’s Environmental Coordinator’s Office is working with state and federal agencies such as NOAA, DNLR, DAR, and DoCare to ensure our marine environment is protected.

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