Fishing

(HONOLULU) – Reinforcing the concept, that it takes everyone to watch out for our natural resources; reports from concerned citizens, along with observations made during routine patrols by the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) led to two separate law enforcement actions this week. Hundreds of feet of illegal lay net were also recovered or seized.

(Honolulu) – Seven Honolulu men face multiple charges after officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources (DOCARE) received a call reporting illegal fishing in the Waikīkī Marine Life Conservation District (MLCD) and the adjoining Waikīkī Fisheries Management Area (FMA). 

(HONOLULU) – Calling the illegal actions “outrageous,” DLNR Chair Suzanne Case praised the Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) arrest yesterday of a West Hawai‘i aquarium fish collector. 57-year-old Steve Howard of Kailua-Kona, a well-known aquarium fisher, was arrested after a bizarre series of events that included a search and rescue operation. Howard was observed launching his boat at DLNR’s Honokohau Small Boat Harbor. When DOCARE officers were alerted, they mobilized, and followed the boat to the Kailua-Kona pier, where Howard picked up two women. 

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: August 6, 2020   ON-LINE PARTICIPATION ENCOURAGED FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED MO’OMOMI COMMUNITY-BASED SUBSISTENCE FISHING AREA ON MOLOKA‘I (Honolulu) – With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, all stakeholders are strongly encouraged to ...
Read More 8/6/20-ON-LINE PARTICIPATION ENCOURAGED FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED MO’OMOMI COMMUNITY-BASED SUBSISTENCE FISHING AREA ON MOLOKA‘I

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: August 1, 2020   A DECADE OF URCHIN ACTIVITY IN KĀNEʻOHE BAY LEADS TO SEAWEED-FREE CORALS  600,000 Urchins in the Bay by End of 2020  (Honolulu) – From the outside, the State’s urchin hatchery at ...
Read More 8/1/20-A DECADE OF URCHIN ACTIVITY IN KĀNEʻOHE BAY LEADS TO SEAWEED-FREE CORALS 

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: July 27, 2020   DLNR OPPOSES LIFTING PAPAHĀNAUMOKUĀKEA FISHING RESTRICTIONS   (Honolulu) – This week, in a letter to President Donald J. Trump, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) opposed a request ...
Read More 07/27/20-DLNR OPPOSES LIFTING PAPAHĀNAUMOKUĀKEA FISHING RESTRICTIONS

(Honolulu) – After the lifting of certain restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of people returned to Hawai‘i’s ocean waters. Akin to “playing well with others in the sandbox,” the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) is encouraging swimmers and fishers to share aloha when in the water.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: July 13, 2020 OPEN SEASON FOR RAINBOW TROUT AT KŌKE‘E BEGINS TODAY WITHOUT LOTTERY (Līhuʻe) – After evaluating current stock, the 2020 Rainbow Trout Season will be open without a lottery at the Kōke‘e Public Fishing Area ...
Read More 07/13/2020-OPEN SEASON FOR RAINBOW TROUT AT KŌKE‘E BEGINS TODAY WITHOUT LOTTERY

(Līhuʻe) – The fishing season for rainbow trout at Pu’u Lua Reservoir on Kaua‘i will begin June 20th. To address COVID-19 concerns and accommodate social distancing, a lottery system will be used to control entry. Anglers will be able to access the reservoir for 4-hour sessions scheduled between June 20th and July 11, 2020 on Saturdays and Sundays.

(Honolulu) - In a 7-0 decision Friday, the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) voted to reject an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed aquarium fishing in West Hawaiʻi. The over 2000-page EIS had been produced by a group of ten West Hawaiʻi aquarium fishers and the National Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, on their proposal to ask the DLNR to issue permits to the ten aquarium fishers. The proposed permits themselves were not before the BLNR for decision.

1 2 3 6