General Overview

There are a set of protocols–called Best Management Practices (BMPs) –to prevent the introduction of new threatening species to a fragile ecosystem.  It was created by PMNM to mitigate impacts and sustain long-term field camps.

The State of Hawaiiʻs DLNR/DOFAW with the support of Kure Atoll Wildlife Conservancy aims for high-quality execution of Papahānaumokuākea’s Marine National Monument biosecurity protocols and practices to prevent any further impact through introduction of invasive species that will threaten Kure’s fragile ecosystem.

The goal is to provide basic biosecurity protocols for the transportation of vessels, people, and goods between atolls, with special reference to protected areas and islands of high biodiversity value. It also aims at identifying priority species already present and requiring special attention as confirmed or potentially invasive species.