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 LooGovernor7/1/20216/30/2025
Kāne‘ohe Neighborhood Board RepCurrentMs. Elena BryantGovernor7/1/20226/30/2026
Hawai‘i Institute of Marine BiologyCurrentMr. Frederick ReppunGovernor7/1/20196/30/2023
Kāne‘ohe Bay commercial operatorsVacantGovernor
Kāne‘ohe Bay fishing panelCurrentMr. Cedric BertlemannGovernor9/1/20206/30/2024
Kāne‘ohe Bay recreational boating associationCurrentMr. Jeffrey KaluhiwaGovernor7/1/20206/30/2024
Office of Hawaiian AffairsVacantGovernor
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. Meagan Ostrem (designee)Ex-officio; non-voting member
Director of HealthVacantEx-officio; non-voting member
Office of Planning and Sustainable DevelopmentCurrentScott G. GlennEx-officio; non-voting member

Meeting Agendas

April 27, 2022
May 25, 2022
July 6, 2022
August 3, 2022
September 7, 2022
October 5, 2022
November 15, 2022

January 18, 2023

Meeting Minutes

April 27, 2022
May 25, 2022
July 6, 2022
August 3, 2022
September 7, 2022
October 5, 2022
November 15, 2022

Other Documents

New procedures for conduct of meetings. July 28, 2016
Commercial Committee report of recommendations. July 28, 2016
Resolution Supporting Legislative Action to End the Commercial Harvesting of Reef Wildlife for the Aquarium Pet Trade in Kāne‘ohe Bay. July 28, 2021
Resolution relating to the proliferation of commercial ocean recreation in and around Kāne‘ohe Bay. September 7, 2022