With tens of thousands of people lining the banks of Magic Island and more on shorelines, sidewalks, piers and docks there were no reported incident in the water during the four-hour-long parade of wa'a leading to the Hōkūleʻa’s temporary overnight mooring off Magic Island. Hundreds of others in canoes then greeted the vessel as it was being tied up. A months-long, highly coordinated effort between federal, state, and city and county law enforcement and water safety agencies ensured the trouble and injury-free homecoming.
After wildlife biologists and veterinarians relocated a 10-month-old Hawaiian monk seal on March 30th from the Lihi Canal in Kapa‘a, to a beach on the island’s west side they’d hoped she would stay away from the canal. Two days ago the seal, identified as RH92, returned to the canal along with an adult seal (RK13). Together they’ve been seen feeding on small fish in the manmade waterway along with discarded fish parts. The return of RH92 to Lihi is prompting stepped-up public awareness and outreach and potentially enforcement of littering laws for fishermen who dispose of fish parts in the water.
Public Auction for Commercial Operating Use Permits for Thrill Craft and Parasailing
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release June 7, 2013 KEEHI BOATER ARRESTED FOR TERRORISTIC THREATENING HONOLULU — A boater at Keehi Small Boat Harbor was arrested today on charges of threatening the life of a DLNR boating division harbor agent. ...
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release June 7, 2013 CEREMONY SIGNALS START OF KAWAIHAE SMALL BOAT HARBOR (SOUTH) IMPROVEMENTS KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation today heldp a ceremonial ground ...