Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2011HI323B

Reshaping the Regulatory Framework for Hawaii Aquaculture - Water Quality Standards, Coastal Fishponds, and Shellfish Grounds

Institute: Hawaii
Year Established: 2011 Start Date: 2011-03-01 End Date: 2014-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $11,046 Total Non-Federal Funds: $25,674

Principal Investigators: David Penn

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.