The State of Hawaii is responsible for managing Kure Atoll State Wildlife Sanctuary, part of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The State of Hawaii is a co-trustee of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM). As a co-trustee the State of Hawaii is responsible for managing the natural, cultural, and historic, resources in perpetuity.
A former U.S. Coast Guard LORAN station, the Atoll was returned to State management in 1993. Kure Atoll remains the only State field station in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
Video produced by State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). Monitoring and disentangling of Hawaiian monk seals conducted pursuant to MMPA/ESA Permit No. 10137.