Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 759
                                        S.D. 1

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committees on Economic Development and Education and
Technology, to which was referred S.B. No. 759 entitled: 


beg leave to report as follows:
     The purpose of this measure is to appropriate $200,000 for
the development of an ornamental fish, plants, and other products
industry in Hawaii.

     Your Committees received testimony in support of this
measure from the Department of Agriculture, the University of
Hawai`i, the University's Sea Grant College Program, the Hawaii
Aquaculture Association, Anuenue Fisheries Research Center,
Cynotech Corporation, Discus of Hawaii, Hawaiian Marine
Enterprises, the Honolulu Aquarium Society, the Oceanic
Institute, and six individuals.

     Your Committees find that development of ornamental aquatic
animals and plants for the aquarium industry in an important
export opportunity for Hawaii aquaculturists, particularly the
culture of marine or saltwater livestock and plants.

     Your Committees are in support of this industry and concur
that an important aspect of developing its potential will be
technical support services to the mostly small farming operations
now raising ornamental aquatic animals and plants.

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     Your Committees have amended this measure to change the
expending agency from the College of Tropical Agriculture and
Human Resources of the University of Hawai`i to the Aquaculture
Development Program of the Department of Agriculture for
expenditure through the University of Hawai`i Sea Grant College

     As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your
Committees on Economic Development and Education and Technology
that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord
with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 759, as amended herein,
and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached
hereto as S.B. No. 759, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee
on Ways and Means.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committees on Economic
                                   Development and Education and

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DAVID Y. IGE, Chair                LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair

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