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2023 HI Aquaculture Legislative Wrap Up

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us to discuss:

  • What aquaculture bills made it through the 2023 legislative session?
  • What bills should the industry urge the Governor to sign or veto?
  • What should the industry support next session; and how and when should the industry engage with policymakers?


2023 Aquaculture Bills Legislative Wrap Up

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Via Zoom or in the NELHA Hale Iako Open Ocean Conference Room

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Presenter Info:

The Hawaiʻi Aquaculture and Aquaponics Association (HAAA) has worked closely with the State Legislature and State and County governments to provide industry advocacy and support since 1975. The purpose of HAAA is to provide a unified industry voice for legislative issues, networking and fellowship with other aquaculture and aquaponics producers, researchers, and supporter, local and national recognition and support of aquaculture, aquaponics, and business-related issues, and business advantages for commercial members. Mission: foster the development of commercial aquaculture and aquaponics production in Hawaiʻi.

Ron Weidenbach is co-owner and manager of Hawaiʻi Fish Company, Hawaiʻiʻs longest operating commercial fish farm. Ron is a fisheries biologist and a former researcher with the University of Miami, the University of Michigan, and the East-West Center, Honolulu. He has worked as an aquaculture consultant for the World Bank and foreign governments, and for private companies. Ron originally came to Hawaiʻi at the request of the East-West Center and the State to help develop the giant freshwater prawn industry in the 1970s. Ron has over 45 years of aquaculture experience and brings a wealth of knowledge to our community.

Presented by:

Hawaiʻi Aquaculture & Aquaponics Association


Hawaiʻi Aquaculture Collaborative


May 17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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NELHA & the Hawai’i Aquaculture Collaborative


Hale Iako Oceanview Conference Room
73-970 Makako Bay Drive
Kailua Kona, HI 96740 United States
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