Thar She Blows!
Managing for Recovery of the North Pacific Humpback Whales
June 27, 2012
Harbor View Center
1129 North Nimitz Highway, Honolulu
Humpback whales are now a common sight in Hawaii during the winter months, when the whales migrate from higher latitudes of the Pacific to waters around the Hawaiian Islands to mate and calve. Today, the North Pacific humpback whale population is estimated at over 21,000 individuals, and about half of the population migrate to Hawaii during the winter.
How have the population changed over time? Where are the humpback whales spending the rest of the year? What are the impacts of ship strikes and entanglements on the whales, and what are being done to address these issues?
Learn this and more from scientists and managers at the Fishers Forum on June 27th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Harbor View Center at Pier 38. Free parking on site.
Enjoy refreshments, informational booths, and prizes. This forum is part of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council’s 154th Meeting from June 25th through 28th in Honolulu. For more information, visit wpcouncil.org/meetings or phone (808) 522-8220.