Critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals returned to Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals returned to Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point assist with offloading crates for two female Hawaiian Monk Seal off of an HC-130 Hercules airplane in Kona, Hawaii, March 18, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle) HONOLULU — Two critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals (Neomonachus schauinslandi) were successfully returned to Papahānaumokuākea Marine National...

Coast Guard buoy tender crew collects 32 tons of marine debris from Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

HONOLULU — While many Americans enjoyed their 4th of July holiday with picnics and parties, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Walnut and some federal government partners continued an effort to clean up the ocean and reefs of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Honolulu-based fishing vessel ordered to return to port

HONOLULU — The crew of a Honolulu-based fishing vessel returned to port Saturday, June 20, after its voyage was cut short by law enforcement personnel with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Coast Guard because of allegations of illegal fishing in protected waters of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

Coast Guard boards vessel believed to be fishing illegally in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guardsmen aboard a buoy tender and a C-130 long-range aircraft from Honolulu documented the crew of a vessel believed to be illegally fishing in the protected waters of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument this past weekend.

Environmental enforcers of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael De Nyse When people think of Hawaii, some think of pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters and tropical marine life. What some might not realize is the important role the U.S. Coast Guard has protecting 12.2 million square miles of Hawaiian waters and everything living in it. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); });