The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will hold a public hearing to adopt a new chapter under the Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) relating to the establishment of the Ha‘ena Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (Ha‘ena CBSFA).  The Ha‘ena CBSFA includes State waters within the Ha‘ena ahupua‘a from the shoreline out to one mile.  The ...
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The Rapid Response Contingency Plan (RRCP) provides the Department of Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) and its partners with a plan to respond to unusual events including coral disease, coral bleaching, and Crown-Of-Thorn Starfish (COTS) outbreaks. Overall, Hawaii’s coral reefs are relatively healthy.  However, like all animals, these marine creatures are susceptible to a ...
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DLNR announces changes to coral and live rock rules. See the full press release at: dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/2014/04/29/nr14-051

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces an open fishing season for rainbow trout in the Koke‘e Public Fishing Area (PFA) on Kaua‘i, beginning Saturday, June 14, 2014. Anglers may fish daily from Saturday, June 14, to Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Fishing hours will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Trout fishing ...
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Another milestone was reached today, as teams from the Anuenue Fisheries Research Center (AFRC), a facility of the state’s Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), planted the 200,000th juvenile sea urchin in Oahu’s Kaneohe Bay. Over the past three years, AFRC has successfully spawned and raised collector urchins in captivity with the express purpose of releasing ...
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Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), recently launched a new look and mobile-friendly design for their online Freshwater Game Fishing License application. This service allows Hawaii residents and non-residents to purchase a license required to fish in the State’s freshwater streams and waters. “The upgraded solution provides easier ...
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With the new year, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) launched a newly recast and mobile-friendly freshwater fishing license website. “The upgraded solution provides easier access to our online service through a mobile responsive design that reacts to the size of our customers’ devices,” said DAR Administrator Frazer ...
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The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces the opening of the Waikiki-Diamond Head Shoreline Fisheries Management Area, O‘ahu, to fishing for one year beginning Jan. 1, 2014, and ending Dec.31, 2014. The Fisheries Management Area encompasses the nearshore waters between the ‘Ewa wall of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium and the Diamond Head ...
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The Waikiki-Diamond Head Shoreline Fisheries Management Area is closed to fishing during the calendar year 2013. This area is closed to fishing on alternate years to help restore fish populations. The FMA is open to fishing during the calendar year 2014. Location The Waikiki-Diamond Head Shoreline Fisheries Management Area extends from the ewa wall of ...
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The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reminds the fishing public that the season for ‘ama‘ama (striped mullet) will be closed from Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, through Monday, March 31, 2014. “ ‘Ama‘ama are about to enter their peak spawning season, which increases their vulnerability to fishing pressure,” said William J. Aila, Jr., DLNR ...
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