Friday, June 21, 2019


WHO:             Representative Joy San Buenaventura
                        Robert "Bob" Masuda; First Deputy, State Department of Land and Natural Resources
                        Representative Chris Todd
                        Matt Kaneali'i-Kleinfelder; Hawai‘i County Council, District 5
Diane Ley, Director, County of Hawaii Department of Research & Development

WHAT:          Community meeting to discuss the Puna boat ramp

WHEN:          Saturday, July 13
                        1-3 p.m.

WHERE:       Sacred Hearts Church Pahoa
                        15-3003 Pahoa Village Road

Puna, Hawai‘i –Robert "Bob" Masuda of the State Department of Land and Natural Resources will take part in a community meeting Saturday, July 13 to discuss the Puna boat ramp study.  State Representative Joy San Buenaventura will discuss the 2019 legislative funding for the boat ramp.  County Council person Matt Kaneali'i-Kleinfelder and Director of Research & Development Diane Ley will be available to answer questions.
The 2018 lava disaster has closed the only boat ramp between Hilo and Miloli'i – a distance of more than 120 miles along the coast.  Fish caught using the Puna boat ramp account for more than 30 percent of the fresh fish caught on the Big Island and its loss has meant higher fish prices statewide.  Big Island fisherman need a Puna boat ramp to assure their continued livelihood and to financially recover from the 2018 disaster.
If you require a sign language interpreter please email your request for an interpreter to  at least 48 hours prior to the meeting for arrangements.  Prompt requests help to ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations.

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