Kane’ohe Bay Master Plan May 1992

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 in

Kane'ohe Bay Master Plan May 1992

The Kane’ohe Bay Master Plan was initiated with the passage of Act 208 (Act), Session Laws of Hawaii 1990, which established the Kane’ohe Bay Master Planning Task Force to develop a comprehensive master plan for Kane’ohe Bay.

The Kane’ohe Bay Master Plan was developed through extensive public participation with the assistance of a Kane’ohe fisherman, a commercial recreation businessperson, representatives from neighborhood boards and State agencies, as well as nonvoting representatives of the Marine Corps Air Station, Kane’ohe Bay, and the City and County of Honolulu.

The Act established a one-year time frame from October 1, 1990, to develop the Master Plan. Due to the magnitude of the issues, however, the planning period was extended to ensure maximum public participation.

The planning area includes the Ko’olaupoko District as well as the watersheds of the twelve streams entering Kane’ohe Bay, the inner bay waters designated Class AA, and the outer bay Class A waters. The boundary line between the two waters runs between Pyramid Rock off Mokapu Peninsula and Kaoio Point at Kualoa.

The Task Force’s long range plan addresses implementation of the Master Plan, research needs for future management, and consideration of the possible protected status for Kane’ohe Bay.