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Maui Nui Marine Resource Council

June 6, 2011

Maui Nui Marine Resource Council logoThe Maui Nui Marine Resource Council (MNMRC) was formed in 2007, to bring human actions into balance with ecological principles through education, collaboration and advocacy so that our near shore waters will be restored to health with abundant life and sustained for future generations.

They are a community group of 28 voting members and non-voting advisors. Voting members represent a broad spectrum of the community, including commercial and recreational fishers, ocean tourism businesses, scientists, educators, cultural practitioners and most regions of Maui County.

Mission: Working together to restore clean water, healthy coral reefs and abundant native fish populations
to the islands of Maui Nui.

To learn more about and support the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council visit their website.

Venice Sinking Under 13 Million Plastic Bottles Per Year

November 10, 2010

Over 20 million tourists visit Venice every year, drinking an estimated 13 million bottles of water, in addition to those consumed by the 60,000 inhabitants. No wonder Venice is sinking.

Join the campaign to ban plastic bottled water in Venice.

Saving the ocean, one island at a time: Greg Stone on TED.com

November 3, 2010

Oceanographer Greg Stone tells the story of how he helped the Republic of Kiribati create an enormous protected area in the middle of the Pacific.

Watch the video at TED.com

World biggest garbage dump – plastic in the Ocean

October 8, 2010

Another video showing the devastation of all the floating garbage in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the north Pacific.

Windsurfing Icons Launch Global Water Initiative with North Shore Clean Up

October 8, 2010

+H20 brings water enthusiasts together while raising awareness for clean water issues.

Read more.

How we wrecked the ocean

May 8, 2010

In a recent TED talk, coral reef ecologist Jeremy Jackson lays out the shocking state of the ocean today: overfished, overheated, polluted, with indicators that things will get much worse.

Jeremy Jackson: How we wrecked the ocean

Roz Savage: Why I’m rowing across the Pacific

April 28, 2010

Roz Savage is a great advocate for the oceans. Five years ago, Roz Savage quit her high-powered London job to become an ocean rower. She’s crossed the Atlantic solo, and just started the third leg of a Pacific solo row, the first for a woman. Why does she do it? Hear her reasons, both deeply personal and urgently activist.

Watch her TED Talk