Kāne‘ohe Bay Regional Council

Kāne‘ohe Bay

Kāne‘ohe Bay, Google Earth image


The Kāne‘ohe Bay Regional Council was established in statute by the 1993 State Legislature. It is administered by the Department of Land and Natural Resources, and charged with the following functions.

  1. Facilitate the implementation of the master plan as it relates to ocean use activities;
  2. Review and periodically amend the master plan as it relates to ocean use activities;
  3. Serve as a central coordinative clearinghouse of public and private activities in Kāne‘ohe Bay, and as a repository and disseminator of information on the bay;
  4. Facilitate productive interaction between users of the bay and the general public in order to develop a common vision and make recommendations for public policy related to the bay;
  5. Recommend research, studies, data collection, and planning activities designed to provide additional information on Kāne‘ohe Bay, with particular reference to the specific needs of the bay, and to publicize the results thereof, to the extent that these functions do not duplicate or supplant activities provided by other state or county agencies;
  6. Advise and make recommendations to the State and the county on matters regarding the use of Kāne‘ohe Bay by the general public, marine research programs, and commercial ocean use activities, including legislative matters;
  7. Develop short- and long-term goals based on the master plan, resources, and programs for Kāne‘ohe Bay;
  8. Educate the public and users of Kāne‘ohe Bay on the problems and needs of the bay through public education programs;
  9. Serve as the public advocate for Kāne‘ohe Bay;
  10. Initiate and maintain contact with public, private, county, and state organizations, agencies, and individuals engaging in activities in Kāne‘ohe Bay;
  11. Establish a Kāne‘ohe Bay fishing panel to monitor fishing activities in the bay, as recommended in the master plan as it relates to ocean use activities; and
  12. Hold quarterly meetings on the status of the implementation of the master plan.

Council Members

SeatStatusNameAppointed byTerm BeginsTerm Ends
Kahalu‘u Neighborhood Board RepCurrentMr. Clifford LooGovernor9/1/20176/30/2021
Kāne‘ohe Neighborhood Board RepCurrentMr. Maurice RadkeGovernor4/10/20186/30/2021
Hawai‘i Institute of Marine BiologyCurrentDr. Judith LemusGovernor4/23/20156/30/2019
Kāne‘ohe Bay commercial operatorsCurrentMr. Clayton HanagamiGovernor9/1/20176/30/2021
Kāne‘ohe Bay fishing panelVacantGovernor
Kāne‘ohe Bay recreational boating associationCurrentMr. Jeffrey KaluhiwaGovernor4/25/20186/30/2020
Office of Hawaiian AffairsCurrentMr. Wayne TanakaGovernor6/30/20156/30/2019
DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean RecreationCurrentMs. Meghan StattsEx-officio; non-voting member
DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (Chair)CurrentBrian Neilson, AdministratorEx-officio; non-voting member
Kāne‘ohe Marine Base Hawai‘iCurrentMs. Tiffany Patrick (Designee for Col. Sean Killeen)Ex-officio; non-voting member
Director of HealthVacantEx-officio; non-voting member
Director of Office of PlanningCurrentMr. Leo R. Asuncion, Jr., DirectorEx-officio; non-voting member

Meeting Agendas

July 9, 2015
September 10, 2015
October 15, 2015
December 10, 2015
July 28, 2016
September 29, 2016 (draft, with maps)
September 27, 2018
June 24, 2019
August 19, 2019

Meeting Minutes

July 9, 2015
September 10, 2015
October 15, 2015
December 10, 2015
July 28, 2016 (draft)
September 29, 2016 (draft)
September 27, 2018
June 24, 2019

Other Documents

New procedures for conduct of meetings, July 28, 2016
Commercial Committee report of recommendations, July 28, 2016