Science & Snacks Seminar
Introduction to 30×30: Developing a Statewide Marine Management Plan to Effectively Manage 30% of Nearshore Waters by 2030
In September 2016, Governor David Ige announced the Sustainable Hawaii Initiative at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. This initiative outlines specific sustainability targets, including a “30×30” marine target to “effectively manage 30% of nearshore ocean waters by 2030.” The objectives of this initiative are centered on supporting sustainable use of marine resources while also promoting the health and resilience of nearshore marine ecosystems, and include implementing additional statewide fisheries rules, creating a cohesive network of Marine Managed Areas, improving enforcement and outreach capacity, and ensuring comprehensive marine monitoring efforts. The Marine 30×30 Initiative is being led by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) who are now developing a Roadmap to 30×30, a strategic plan to guide actions to achieve sustainable fisheries and a healthy nearshore environment by 2030.
Anne Chung is a Marine Planner with the University of Hawaii, Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative. Anne has a Master’s degree in Marine Biology and Fisheries and is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Marine Biology at UH Manoa. She has previously worked on projects related to coral bleaching and resilience in Hawaii. She is currently on contract with the Division of Aquatic Resources where she leads the state’s initiative to effectively manage 30% of Hawaii’s nearshore waters by 2030.