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      our vision

      healthy coral reefs
      clean ocean water
      abundant native fish

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      Celebrating 10 years of making a difference

      Founded in 2007, Maui Nui Marine Resource Council (MNMRC) is a nonprofit organization working for healthy coral reefs, clean ocean water and abundant native fish for the islands of Maui Nui — Maui, Moloka’i, Lana’i and Kaho’olawe.

      We’re recognized for working with our local community to create culturally appropriate, effective science-based solutions to serious local threats facing our reefs. Please check out our awards and read our 10th Anniversary Annual Report.

      Working together to protect our nearshore ocean environment

      Many problems facing Maui County's local reefs originate on land, which is why our projects and programs are community-based and work from mountains (mauka) to sea (makai).

      Protect Coral Reefs

      Maui Coral Reef Recovery Team

      In 2010, MNMRC brought together 16 of Hawaii’s leading coral reef scientists, community members and management experts to create a Maui Coral Reef Recovery Plan. The group continues to advise us and monitor our progress.

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      Olowalu Biomarker Research Project

      What environmental factors are stressing Maui’s corals near Olowalu and Polanui? Through this study, we’ll be analyzing the protein expression and DNA of 32 coral samples from these areas, to identify the stressors to coral.
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      Sunscreen Pollution

      Sunscreens with oxybenzone and octinoxate can harm or kill corals. Our team works with boat operators and retailers to provide safer alternatives.
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      Promote Clean Ocean Water

      Best Management Practices for Builders and Developers

      We provide builders and developers with proven Best Practices for preventing sediment runoff pollution at construction sites. We are currently fundraising for in-stream probes.
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      Hui O Ka Wai Ola Water Quality Testing Program

      Clean, low-nutrient ocean water is essential for healthy coral reefs. It’s also important to visitors and residents who enjoy swimming, snorkeling, diving, paddling, fishing and surfing.
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      Oyster Restoration Pilot Project

      Oysters are efficient filter feeders that can help clean ocean water in our harbors and bays. MNMRC is working with Waterkeeper Alliance on a pilot project to use oysters to improve water quality.
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      Restore Native Fish

      Outreach and Education

      Community Managed Makai Areas (CMMA)

      MNMRC supports and provides training for CMMA programs on Maui which use traditional management principles, community enforcement, and public engagement to sustainably manage marine areas.
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      MNMRCʻs Monthly Meetings

      Join us for free presentations about coral reefs, ocean water quality, native fish and more at MNMRCʻs Monthly Meeting, held on the first Wednesday of each month from 5 to 7 pm at Pacific Whale Foundationʻs classrooms at the Maʻalaea Harbor Shops. Free admission and refreshments.
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      How we work

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      “MNMRC brings people together, each person adding their talents and mana’o to our ever-expanding network of people. Together we are stronger, more resilient, and better able to help our coral reefs. ”

      Robin Newbold

      Co-founder and Chair

      Photo credit: Pauline Fiene

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