Hawaiʻi Ocean Resources Management Plan

An update of the Hawaiʻi Ocean Resources Management Plan (ORMP) is currently underway!



Mahalo to the nearly 300 residents from across the Hawaiian Islands who recently spoke with us about coastal issues in their communities. The ORMP update will share this feedback with Federal, State, and County stakeholders to craft the updated plan’s new focus areas. Click here to see what we heard




To learn more about the plan and the update process, check out the Ocean Resources Management Plan Update Storymap.


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The ORMP is a statewide plan that seeks to resolve coastal problems and issues that are not adequately addressed by existing laws and rules. The plan is a requirement under Hawaii Revised Statutes §205A-62(1) and is a main component of the CZM Program. Unlike plans that are created and administered by a single entity, the ORMP is unique in its collaborative implementation through the CZM Network, which includes Federal, State, County, and community representation.

Since 1985, longstanding partners have jointly addressed the State’s shared ocean and coastal resource management priorities, as set forth by each plan update. With the help of the public input and agency expertise, the update process identifies management gaps and focus areas for the next five-year plan horizon.

The ORMP was updated in 2013 and has continued a place-based approach to management of ocean resources in the islands, emphasizing demonstration projects leading to potential policy change. The latest ORMP update is currently underway.

Learn more about ORMP implemention!

Track the progress of achieving goals and metrics set forth in the plan on the ORMP Dashboard and view the Management Priorities #1 & #2 Storymap below for more information on actions relating to plan implementation.

Image links to story map for Management Priorities 1 & 2