HOST General Membership
meeting was held at the Honolulu Community College Maritime Training Center and
had 30 attendees.
Bond called the meeting to order.
on Maritime Security Issues:
LCDR Rick Raksnis -The comment period for the Security Zones is finished
they received 6 comments. The Coast
Guard will respond to each.
the Counties take over the management of the small boat harbors? : Richard Rice, Administrator DOBOR - The Counties have been
offered the small boat harbors, no comment yet. Peter Young’s quest, “How
can we do it better?” is at the
beginning phase. They are collecting
data on privatization and identifying stakeholders in this issue. How do we
service them? How do we catch up on
funding? Robin asked, What can HOST
do to get the message out?
said that DOBOR doesn’t qualify for Revenue bonds and that privatization is up
for discussion. Senator Inouye’s
Ferry money was $25 million but it is more like $20 million. ?
Marine Species; Because of the federal legislation the State will have no laws
all of the State rules are null and void. There
needs to be quick action taken this opens the potential for jet skies all year
At Sea Education Program Update: Susan
Harper the committee met yesterday and they will develop:
to take to the users. Road shows,
fishing, yacht clubs, etc. The
committee will be utilizing the USCG Aux.
1 page bulletin
designed for locals that show 10+ of the most important things that boaters
should know so that they can return safely. Distribution by mail, clubs and at
Get to boaters
through their families.
Next meeting is
Maritime Industry Day:
cost is $25.00 which includes
Get The Drift & Bag It! September 18th.
Northwestern Hawaiian Island Multi Agency Cleanup:
Rene Mansho discussed the recovery recycling process used for the
Melon-headed Whale: Nothing
definitive on the cause. NMFS will
be hiring a scientist to address some of the questions.
adjourned the meeting.