Feb 24, 2018

Call for Written Testimonies for Hawaii Aquaculture Legislation

The Hawaii State Legislature started its 2018 session last month, and two bills have been introduced to support efforts to grow the commercial aquaculture industry in Hawaii.

HB2041, the bill to provide funding for the aquaculture incubator at NELHA, has been scheduled for a hearing by the House Committee on Finance on Wednesday, February 28 at 11:00 am. This is a critical hearing for this bill, as this committee is responsible for appropriating funds.

HB1960, the bill to provide support for the planning and participation of Hawaii’s Aquaculture Industry in the Aquaculture America 2020 conference, passed out of the House Committee on Finance. However, the appropriation amount has been blanked out. The next step is for this bill to cross over to the Senate and to be heard by the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Tourism and Technology.

Click here to submit testimony. You must sign on to the Legislative website to be able to submit testimony.