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(HONOLULU) – 19 year old Shylo Akuna of Eleele, Kauai was arrested this afternoon by officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) and NOAA Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) special agents in connection with the beating of a 17-year old pregnant monk seal on April 26, 2016.

HONOLULU – If you love your fresh-caught local lobster or Kona crab, you'd best catch it quick because the season closes this Sunday. The closed season for ula (spiny lobster), ula papapa (slipper lobster) and Kona crab runs from May 1 through the end of August. During that time it's illegal to take, possess, or sell these shellfish.

(HONOLULU) – Repeated sweeps of the Kalalau Section of the famed Napali Coast State Wilderness Park on Kauai since the first of the year, have resulted in 104 people receiving citations for unpermitted presence in the area. One man was arrested for four different violations. Under State law, only people with camping permits from the DLNR Division of State Parks can travel beyond Hanakapiai Stream, at the two-mile mark of the 11-mile-long trail.

HONOLULU -- To help improve ocean safety awareness for boaters and divers, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is launching an outreach campaign, starting this weekend at the Lanikai Boat Ramp in Kailua, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, 2016.

(HONOLULU) – David Cohen is a proud papa for good reason. He and his team, working at the Anuenue Fisheries Research Center on Oahu’s Sand Island, have now planted 300,000 Native Hawaiian collector urchins (Tripneustes gratilla)into Kaneohe Bay to control two species of invasive algae.

HONOLULU –- The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation has commissioned a paving project at Ke‘ehi Small Boat Harbor in Honolulu. The paving will be carried out in three phases.

(HONOLULU) – Today the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) issued an order directing Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., and East Maui Irrigation Company, Ltd. (collectively A&B) to commence the environmental review process in support of A&B’s application for a lease of water from the license areas of Honomanu, Keana, Huelo and Nahiku.

Following a number of comments raised during our scoping period, the Fish and Wildlife Service and Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources has put together a resource for frequently asked questions regarding the Rodent and Mongoose Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.

HONOLULU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will hold a public meeting to provide information and receive public comments relating to the proposed Hāʻena Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA) Management Plan. The public meeting will be held at Kilauea School Cafeteria, 2440 Kolo Rd, Kilauea, Kaua‘i on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, from 6 to 9 p.m.

KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) will hold a public informational meeting on Friday April 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kealakehe High School cafeteria, to discuss the Draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed Keauhou Bay Offshore Moorings project.