WEST HAWAI’I FISHERIES COUNCIL
POBox 489 Kailua Kona HI 96745
MISSION STATEMENT OF THE WEST HAWAI’I FISHERIES COUNCIL
To effectively manage fishery activities to ensure sustainability; enhance near shore resources; develop and implement management plans for minimizing resource depletion and conflicts of use; per legislative mandate to the Department of Land and Natural resources to provide for substantive involvement of the community in resource management decisions; and encourage scientific research and monitoring of the near shore resources and environment from Upolu Point to Ka Lae.
DRAFT AGENDA for Thursday, February 16, 2012, 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.
HALE A’U KAHAKAI (Hawai’i Big Game Fishing Club)
Call to Order:
Reminder of the meeting protocols from WHFC policies and Operational Guidelines and posted at all meetings.
Approval of Agenda
Reading and Interpretation of the WHFC Mission
Aloha: All visitors are asked to sign in and introduce themselves to the members of the Council, who are sitting at the tables.
Minutes: Draft Minutes of January 19, 2012 APPROVAL
Committee Reports: All Committee Reports must be in writing and turned into the administrator for attachment to the minutes.
Traditional and Customary Rights:
A. The PUANA KA`IKE lecture will be on February 24, Friday at 5:30 PM at Keauhou beach Resort. The subject will be Mo`o `Olelo – Mo’o Stories by Alohalani Brown.
B. The Kona Historical Society will provide a Chinese New Year Celebration February 29 at 5:30 PM at the West Hawaii Civic Center.
C. The Hawaiian Calendar has been distributed in January.
Committee of the Whole to track recommendations of the WHFC, the Council: Report on movement of submitted rule amendment with a bare bones timeline of WHRMFA rule is distributed under separate cover.
Enforcement, Teresa Nakama: The enforcement item for Strategic Planning should read: b) Update existing case laws that are not enforceable. Updated document emailed to WHFC.
Moorings, Doug Herkes: Diacritical marks need to be added
Marine Reserves from Act 306, Tina Owens: Discussion on proposal for the KLMAC effort.
Legislative Affairs Committee, Rob Shallenberger:
SB2002: Coastal water Aquarium Fish; County regulation; delegates regulation of aquarium fish found in coastal waters to each county within a three-mile limit of each respective county.
HB2129 Aquatic Life; West Hawaii Regional Fisheries Management Area; authorizes DLNR to impose temporary management measures within the West Hawaii regional fisheries management area. Requires DLNR to establish a limited entry program for commercial aquarium fishers.
Aquaculture Committee, Sarver: Dale’s alternate is Karma Renee Kissinger
Membership, Glennon Gingo:
- Application from Malia Kipapa
- Application from Andrew Argyris
- Application: Tom Oiye
Community Fisheries Education and Outreach:
- Reef Talk is asking for suggestions for programs.
- Tentative: Marine Technology and Marine Hospitality courses at HCC
- Request by Cindi Punihaole for help with ‘cowboy spear fishermen’ at Kahalu’u Beach before someone gets hurt. This is conflict resolution; does WHFC want to create a new committee for this; who would like to help Glennon work on this issue?
Adjourn: Please leave the premises by 9:00 PM so the clubhouse can be secured.
WHFC meetings are on the third Thursday, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Hawai`i Big Game Fishing Club. New calendar attached.
February 16 Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM; March 15 Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:309 PM; April 19 Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM; May 17 Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM; June 21 Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM; July 19 Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM; August 16 Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM; September 20 Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM; October 18 Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM; November 15 Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM; December 13 Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM