State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2011HI323B
Title: Reshaping the Regulatory Framework for Hawaii Aquaculture - Water Quality Standards, Coastal Fishponds, and Shellfish Grounds
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2011
End Date: 2/29/2012
Congressional District: HI-001
Focus Categories: Water Quality, Law, Institutions, and Policy, Management and Planning
Keywords: fishpond, shellfish, standards, Hawaii
Principal Investigator: Cusick, John
Federal Funds: $ 5,523
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 12,837
Abstract: The goal of our seed grant project is to establish a broad-based, collaborative effort to promulgate new water quality regulations that will provide for greater community self-reliance in aquaculture production while sustaining environmental health. The four main objectives that we will achieve in pursuing this goal are (1) identify the different types of water quality standards revisions that could be proposed, including a survey of the practices in other jurisdictions; (2) document procedural roadmaps and scientific information needs for each type of revision identified; (3) analyze the potential for success in revising water quality standards for one or more coastal fishponds; and (4) estimate the resources needed to complete revisions on a wider scale.

Progress/Completion Report, 2011, PDF

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