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Hawaii and Pacific Islands Regional Meeting
May 13-14, 2002
Honolulu, HI

Below is a brief description of the seventh public meeting, the fifth in a series of nine regional meetings. The agenda, minutes, testimony and responses to follow-up questions will be posted when they become available.

(including links to speakers' written statements and follow-up questions)
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The Commission held its seventh public meeting, the Hawaii and Pacific Islands Regional meeting, May 13 and 14, 2002, at the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel, Bora Bora/Moorea Ballroom, 1777 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Hawaii and Pacific Islands Regional Meeting provided regional, state and local government agencies and non-governmental organizations the opportunity to discuss with the Commission ocean and coastal issues of interest or concern to the islands. There was also a specific public comment period during the meeting. The Commission will use the information received at the meeting to help formulate its recommendations for a coordinated and comprehensive national ocean policy, as required by the Oceans Act of 2000.

Issues highlighted at the meeting include:

Meeting Location

Renaisance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel
Bora Bora/Moorea Ballroom
1777 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI


Monday, May 13 

Tuesday, May 14


1:00 -2:00 p.m. - Convene Public Meeting - Official Welcome

2:00-2:45 p.m.

2:45-2:55 p.m. - Break

2:55-5:00 p.m. - Management of International Living Resources

5:00-6:00 p.m - Commission Business

6:00 p.m. - Adjourn



8:30-10:10 a.m. - Tourism, Development and Coastal Management

10:10-10:20 a.m. - Break

10:20-12:20 a.m. - Coral Reefs

12:20-1:20 p.m. - Lunch Break

1:20-2:35 p.m. - Oceans and Climate

2:35-2:45 p.m. - Break

2:45-4:00 p.m. Ocean Use and Management

4:00 p.m. - Public Comment

6:00 p.m. - Adjourn

Commission Follow-up Questions

Based on testimony received at the meeting, the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy posed specific follow-up questions to many of the presenters. The responses received by the Commission become part of the record for the meeting. The list of current responses includes only the electronic files received by the Commission. To access these documents, go to the individual’s name listed above, or use the links provided below. Please note that the current list of responses does not include responses received in hard copy by the Commission.

Responses to Follow-up Questions:


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