We are pleased to share with you our most recent AIC Chair’s Report. Presented to the US Coral Reef Task Force on November 18, 2021, this report cover a year’s worth of successful coral reef conservation programs in the jurisdictions, and highlights the AIC’s priority actions for the coming year. AIC Chairs Report (PDF).

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AIC Strategic Plan, 2016-2020
The 2016-2020 strategic plan sets out effective and worthwhile goals addressing three key needs in the jurisdictions and Freely Associated States: 1) Sufficient capacity, 2) Adequate and sustained funding for coral reef management, and 3) Jurisdiction/FAS-federal integration towards resource-focused outcomes. The fourth goal is specific to capacity and effectiveness of the AIC itself. These goals are balanced against the realistic limitations of the AIC. This plan builds on the AIC’s previous plans and helps define the focus and direction of the Committee over the next five years. Learn more about our plan here.

AIC Communications Plan_CoverAIC Communications Plan
The AIC Communications Plan was developed by the Points of Contact in 2006 as a blueprint for ensuring efficiency, clarity, and responsibility for AIC members, the Committee as a whole, and the Executive Director of the Secretariat. The plan was updated in 2015.

AIC Charter_CoverAIC Charter
The AIC was developed by the AIC and Secretariat in 2007 and clarifies the duties of committee members and provides for implementation of initiatives, including establishment of the AIC Secretariat, membership, and roles of committee officers. The charter was updated in 2014.



Blue BookSummary Report of the U.S. Islands Coral Reef Initiative Workshop (1997; “Blue Book”)
A workshop was held on Maui, Hawai’i, September 25-26, 1997 with representatives from American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawai’i, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and federal agencies. They met to discuss the status of the Coral Reef Initiative and to explore future directions for improving the management of coral ecosystems. Participants considered the future coral reef ecosystems and management, and formulated additional ideas for updating their regional plans and developing activities that would facilitate achievement of their shared visions. The information contained within this report, represents the accumulation of knowledge from local people working with various aspects of local coral reef initiative implementation.

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Green BookU.S. All Islands Coral Reef Initiative Strategy (1999, “Green Book”)
This document is the official 1999-2000 update to the 1997 U.S. Islands Coral Reef Initiative Workshop Summary Report. It reflects the island visions for coral reef management strategies through projects and programs that are jurisdiction-specific as well as regional, national, and international in scope. Through the islands’ partnership with federal agencies, the strategics and products herein are not only important to each jurisdiction. and to the islands as a whole, but to the U.S. Coral Reef Initiative effort as well.

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Interim Strategy for Calendar Year 2006
This Interim Strategy builds upon the Local Action Strategies and served as a transition to the islands planning process for a long-range plan. The Interim Strategy contains local state, territorial, and commonwealth priorities and project and regional project intended to meet the needs of more than one jurisdiction.

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AIC Strategic PlanAIC Strategic Action Plan, 2008-2013 (2007, “Yellow Book”; updated 2010)
The U.S. All Islands Coral Reef Committee (AIC) Strategic Action Plan (2008-2013) was produced by the AIC and Secretariat in 2007, in cooperation with the Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Coral Reef Conservation Program of the National Ocean Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. The plan was updated in 2010 and the AIC agreed to extend the plan for a year (2008-2014) in August 2013.

Download: 2007 version (“Yellow Book”) | 2010 version





AIC Year Calendar 2017AIC Year Calendar 2017 (411KB, PDF)
Be ready for the New Year with this printable calendar from the AIC. Prints all months on one 8.5 x 14″ sheet. Full color or black and white — your choice!

1-pgr_aic-priorities_9-7-161-pager about the AIC (PDF; 2.3MB)

1-pager about American Samoa (PDF; 669KB)

1-pager about CNMI (PDF 1.6MB)

1-pager about Guam (PDF; 706KB)

1-pager about the Republic of the Marshall Islands (PDF 2.7MB)



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Key resolutions adopted by the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force. To view all USCRTF resolutions, click here.