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(Honolulu) – The dropping of the Formosa’s anchor on coral in Kailua Bay on Hawai‘i island in October 2018 has resulted in the luxury yacht owners reaching a settlement with the state for $100,000 to the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), which will go to supporting coral reef management and restoration in West Hawai‘i. 

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: August 16, 2020   WARNING SIGNS GO UP AT WAIMEA BAY ROCK ONE DAY AFTER ANOTHER BIG CROWD The Rock Closed Saturday  (Honolulu) – Before 9 this morning, not a single person stood atop ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: August 14, 2020   TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE HANAKĀPĪ’AI BRIDGE PROJECT  Interference Has Created Unsafe Work Conditions  (Honolulu) – Following the death of a hiker and subsequent rescue of 121 flood-stranded people ...
Read More 8/14/20-TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE HANAKĀPĪ’AI BRIDGE PROJECT 

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: August 9, 2020   GOOD NEWS FROM THE FIELD – PEOPLE COMPLYING WITH STATE PARKS CLOSURES    (Honolulu) – On the first day of closures of all State Parks and beaches on O‘ahu, officers ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: August 8, 2020   TEN KAYAKERS ISSUED WARNINGS FOR LANDING ON CLOSED OFF-SHORE ISLAND   (Honolulu) – So far, on the first day of closures for O‘ahu offshore islands, the Aha o Laku sandbar in Kāneʻohe Bay, and ...
Read More 8/8/20-TEN KAYAKERS ISSUED WARNINGS FOR LANDING ON CLOSED OFF-SHORE ISLAND

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: August 6, 2020   ALL STATE PARKS ON O‘AHU CLOSING EFFECTIVE FRIDAY AT MIDNIGHT Closure Plan Mirrors C&C Act with Care – Do Not Gather Order (Honolulu) – Large, unauthorized gatherings, social crowding, and ...
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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 31, 2020   FIRST DOCARE ACADEMY FOR ROOKIE CONSERVATION OFFICERS MARKS NUMEROUS FIRSTS     (Honolulu) – A dozen men and women will now join the ranks of DLNR Conservation Resource Officers, following ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: July 29, 2020   NON-NATIVE CORALS REMOVED FROM KĀNEʻOHE BAY  Will be Displayed Behind Glass at the Waikīkī Aquarium      Today, a team from the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), with support from numerous ...
Read More 7/29/20-NON-NATIVE CORALS REMOVED FROM KĀNEʻOHE BAY 

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: July 28, 2020   PEOPLE BEHAVING BADLY LEADS TO CLOSURE OF POLIHALE STATE PARK Kauaʻi Park is  First Casualty of Bad Behavior Under COVID-19 Rules    (Honolulu) – Egregious behavior and overuse has prompted the DLNR ...
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