Wann, Alapa‘i accept Equator Prize in NYC

Kevin Chang / Special to The Garden Island

The Equator Prize awards presented in New York included Kauai’s Presley Wann (center in blue shirt) and Keli’i Alapai (on his left) from Hui Makaʻainana o Makana and Kelson “Mac” Poepoe (on his right) from Hui Malama o Mo‘omomi at the summit. Other members of the delegation from Hawaii look on from the row behind.

As many Hawaiians await Gov. David Ige’s release of its Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Areas proposal for public hearings and input, representatives of that effort were recently in New York City to accept global recognition for their work.