NOAA Fisheries along with stakeholders, fishery management councils, fisheries organizations, and tribes are developing Regional Action Plans (RAPs) to prepare for and respond to climate impacts on marine and coastal resources.
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In 2006, the Hawaii Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program updated the Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Plan (ORMP), a statewide plan to protect and improve the condition of ocean resources in the state.
The effects of global climate change are already being felt in Hawaii and are likely to continue, resulting in growing impacts to the natural resources that people depend on. Because the State of Hawaii is still in the initial phases of understanding and planning for climate change, the Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy (ICAP) partnered with Dr.