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A Dynamic Industry...Anchored Firmly In Hawaii’s Economy

Hawaii’s ocean industry is growing faster than many of Hawaii’s more familiar industries. In fact, it is now one of the highest revenue-producers for the state, surpassed only by the visitor industry, construction and defense.Direct revenue figures for Hawaii’s ocean industry were estimated at $2.9 billion in 1992 (the most recent data available). Industry revenues are projected to exceed $3.7 billion in 1998, surpassing projected construction industry revenues, according to Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Ocean Resources Branch.All told, ocean industry now generates almost 10 percent of the gross state product and is expected to generate about one new job per day over the next several years.

Hawaii’s ocean industry is a vital lifeline for Hawaii’s economy. Ever since early Polynesians settled here, Hawaii has depended on the ocean for transportation, recreation and fishing.Industry sources say 80 percent of the goods consumed in Hawaii are imported; of those, 98 percent arrives by sea. It is estimated that for each person in the state, 200 pounds of goods are flown in by air each year while almost 6 tons of goods are brought by ship.The ocean industry is also recognized for its contributions to other Island industries such as tourism, food service and defense through such business activities as ocean recreation, commercial fishing and ocean R&D.

Hawaii Ocean Industry is the bi-monthly magazine that focuses on Hawaii’s dynamic ocean industry, bringing readers the news and information they need to stay on course — and steering your company’s products and services towards industry decision-makers.

The news and information needed by Hawaii’s ocean industry decision-makers.

Hawaii Ocean Industry is the bi-monthly magazine that focuses on Hawaii’s highly diversified ocean industry which includes activities in these key areas:

    Maritime (Ocean transportation, freight handling, ship building & repair, marine fuels, ship agencies and support activities)

    Ocean Recreation (Tour boat and cruise ship activities, charter boat fishing, boat repair and support services)

    Ocean Research & Development

    Commercial Fishing, and shoreside facilities.

If your business needs to reach the people who make decisions, your ad belongs in Hawaii Ocean Industry.

To steer your company to further success, contact:

Hawaii Ocean Industry
Aloha Tower, Fifth Floor
1 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
Phone: (808)599-3788
Fax: (808) 599-3778

Materials for editorial consideration may be submitted to the Editor at the above address.

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