USCRTF Meeting 2022

The United States Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF) members from 13 federal agencies, seven U.S. states, territories, commonwealths, and three Freely Associated States held their annual jurisdictional meeting in Hawai‘i in 2022 at the Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa in Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i from August 27th- September 3rd, 2022. Members, Principals, and Invited Guests attended working group meetings, site visits, and special sessions. The theme of this year’s meeting was Co-management of Coral Reef Communities.

USCRTF Member Meetings

MorningAll Islands Committee MeetingCoral Disease Working GroupCoral Restoration Working GroupUSCRTF Business MeetingBlue Nature Alliance Breakfast

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Workshop
AfternoonAll Islands Committee MeetingFederal EmployeesCoral Restoration Working GroupSteering CommitteeUSCRTF Business MeetingStony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Workshop
EveningAll Islands Committee Meeting & DinnerKamehameha Schools Historical and Cultural WalkHolomua: 30×30 ReceptionLinking Together: Marine Conservation Partnerships sponsored by Lynker and Malama Kai Foundation

The Holomua Reception was documented with the following videos:

USCRTF Member Site Visits

MorningMiloliʻi (Fisheries Working Group)South Kohala (Watershed Working Group)Kealakekua Bay (Friends & Family)Ānuenue Fisheries Research Center (O‘ahu)

West Maui Watershed (Makai)
(AIC Only)
Miloliʻi (Fisheries Working Group)South Kohala (Watershed Working Group)Ānuenue Fisheries Research Center (O‘ahu)

West Maui Watershed (Mauka)

The USCRTF Business Meeting will took place on Thursday, September 1st. Members of the public were invited to attend. Below is a preliminary schedule:

The Business Meeting was recorded and videos can be found at the following links: