The Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Program: Policy Planning and Inter-agency Coordination

by Craig D. MacDonald, Economic Development and Tourism, Honolulu, United States,
Athline M. Clark, Economic Development and Tourism, Honolulu, United States,
Sequoia Shannon, Economic Development and Tourism, Honolulu, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91


The purpose of the Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Program has been to make comprehensive policy recommendations on how ocean and coastal resources should be managed and to identify specific actions which will ensure effective implementation. Created by statute in 1988, the program consists of a council whose responsibilities include creating an ocean resources management plan and advising the Governor and State Legislature. The plan created by the council makes priority recommendations for a new governance structure and an integrated ocean and coastal management system. The plan also sets forth critical policies and implementing actions for such resouce areas as ocean recreation, harbors, fisheries, marine ecosystem protection, aquaculture and beach and coastal erosion. This paper summarizes the plan.

Subject Headings: Ocean engineering | Coastal management | Resource management | Systems management | Agriculture | Natural resources | Legislation | Water-based recreation | Hawaii | United States

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