The Hunting Farming Fishing Association follows legislation each year that is pertinent to our community. There are a variety of bills that have the potential to hinder our ability to provide food for the people of Hawaii. Current bills may affect hunting and fishing access, or other types of tools used by farmers.
In the past, we have seen legislation practically rule entire industries out of existence, for example, the newly proposed aquarium fishing ban throughout the entire state of Hawaii. We are dedicated to ensuring that our voice is heard, and balance restored through the state’s processes of rule-making.
In 2019, we are seeing a few bills that will impact our community. The State Game Advisory Council of Hawaii, which advises the Department of Land and Natural Resources on hunters and gatherers, are assisting in proposing four bills. This will allow them to have a bigger voice when it comes to hunting issues in our state.
Our response to these proposed bills will help our community in gaining access to public hunting areas and ensure that we become more sustainable as gatherers.
We are a volunteer organization of individuals who are passionate about preserving our resources. We are here for our communities. If you have any questions, call 808-780-1253 or email email@example.com.
4 November 2017-Meeting Nicos at 0800
Aloha, on 4 November at 0800 we will be conducting a hunting, farming and fishing meeting to discuss this years legislative session and future objectives of our organization. This meeting is open to the public and welcomes new members.
Congratulation to the inaugural Board for the State Wide Game Commission. There will be a hearing on April 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm in conference room 224 at the State Capitol with the Committee on Water and Land, which is Chaired by Senator Karl Rhodes. Individuals may give testimony in person or written testimony on line at www.capitol.hawaii.gov. The following members were selected to the Game Management Committee:
GM 819: Ryan Kohatsu (Hilo)
GM821: Lori Buchanan (Molokai)
GM820: Josiah Jury (Oahu)
GM818: Nancy Timko (At Large)
GM822: Jeffery Derego (Maui)
GM823: Stanley Ruidas (Lanai)
GM824: Jon Sabati (Kona)
GM817: Robert Cremer (Kauai)
The Gubernatorial Nominee need to be first approved by the Senate. Once approved the board will have an opportunity to make real change in Hawaii for our hunters. They will need the support of the hunters, once confirmed, to make any real change in Hawaii.
The Hawaii Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is hosting a Hunting Heritage Banquet on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at the Kona Imin Center in Holualoa. Doors open at 5:00 pm and dinner at 6:00 pm. Live auction! Funds raised to benefit our hunting heritage and conservation in Hawaii.
Single Adult Tickets $55.00 includes annual NWFT membership and Dinner
Couples Tickets $75.00 includes annual NWFT membership and Dinner
Kids 11 to 17 $15.00 includes dinner
Kids 6-10 $10.00 includes dinner
Kids under 5 are Free
This event is catered and tickets are pre sale. Tickets are available now! Don't miss this fun event. BYOB. To order tickets contact: Jon Sabati at 808-896-0972 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly meeting will be on Maui on 10 December 2016 at 1:00 pm at Tasty Crust in Kahului. We look forward to meeting our Maui Members and collaborating on the future of the Hunting, Farming, and Fishing Association. Here are some announcement:
1. Hunting Tournament (Maui) 3 December 2016-Hunting, Farming and Fishing Association Donated $300.00 to Maui Pitbull Rescue.
2. DLNR accepting public comment on 2016 Forest Action Plan. Send comments to Robert.email@example.com
3. State Aquatics, Historic Preeservation and Enginneering Maui Offices to close during move to temporary quarters at Maalaea small boat harbor
4. Mullet is Kapu
Boat Parade Kauai 22 October 2016
This may have been the first time in Hawaii's history that a caravan of boats and trucks travelled around the island of Kauai in support of their City Counsel Representatives. Key community members organized this parade from Hanapepe to Hanalei with 30 local fishermen and family members-17 trucks and trailers.
The parade happened on 22 October 2016 in support of the following candidates:
Mahalo, to all of you who participated.
Hawaii Fish and Dive Expo 29/30 October
We will be participating in this years Hawaii Fish and Dive Expo on October 29 and 30, 2016. We are looking for volunteers and old fishing equipment.
Bring down your old fishing equipment to donate or trade. Your trash could be someone else treasure.
You'll be able to sign up for the Hunting, Farming and Fishing Association.
Come check us out!
State Game Commission
The Hunting, Farming and Fishing Association have endorse the following know candidate for the State Game Management Commission. If you have signed up and have not been listed here please send us an email and a brief biography about yourself. There will be two commissioners for Hawaii Island and one commissioner for the remaining islands. If you know other candidates that have signed up and a great candidate please call us at 808-780-1253 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Sylvester (Primary Hilo)
Kalani Dicoito (Hilo)
John Sabate (Kona)
Cristy Gusman (Maui)
Jeff Derego (Maui)
Bruce Falkner (Maui)
John Despen (Maui)
Ron McComber (Lanai)
Robert Kremer (Kauai)