The Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) held a series of four public scoping meetings on Molokai, Oahu, and Maui in March and April 2017 regarding the proposed Moloka‘i Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA). In addition to written and verbal comments collected at the meetings, DAR also received mailed and email comments on the proposal from ...
Read More Revised summary of public scoping meeting comments on proposed Moloka‘i CBSFA available for review

The annual fishing season for rainbow trout in the Kōke‘e Public Fishing Area on Kaua‘i will open on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Anglers may fish daily from June 17 through Sept. 30, 2017. Fishing hours will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m, and the daily bag limit for this year will be six (6) rainbow trout per ...
Read More Annual rainbow trout season at Kōke‘e, Kaua‘i opens June 17

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will hold public scoping meetings to discuss a proposal to establish a Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA) along the north coast of Moloka‘i. The proposed CBSFA extends from ‘Īlio Point in the west to Kaholaiki Bay in the east, from the shoreline out to one nautical mile. ...
Read More Public meetings scheduled on proposal to establish a Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area for the North Coast of Moloka‘i

The Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) has moved out of its location at 130 Mahalani Street in Wailuku and set up shop temporarily at Māʻalaea Small Boat Harbor. The office is on the first floor portion of the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation office building at 101 Māʻalaea Boat Harbor Road, Wailuku, HI 96793. Parking is available on the ...
Read More Maui DAR office moves to temporary quarters at Māʻalaea Small Boat Harbor

The State of Hawai‘i is committed to effectively managing 30% of Hawai‘i’s nearshore ocean waters by 2030, setting a unified target for marine practitioners grounded in science. There are multiple ways to effectively manage Hawai‘i’s nearshore waters, including improving the capacity and coverage of enforcement, strengthening the State’s marine management infrastructure, supporting community-based marine management, ...
Read More Hawai‘i 30 by 30 Oceans Target

The Division of Aquatic Resources has finalized the management plan for the Hāʻena Community-based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA) and plans to brief the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) on the outcomes of the public comment process and the finalized management plan at the August 26, 2016 BLNR meeting. View final management plan.

Governor David Ige approved creation of a new marine reserve at Ka‘ūpūlehu, on the west coast of Hawai‘i island. The rule took effect Friday, July 29, 2016. The new reserve’s boundaries encompass the previously-designated Ka‘ūpūlehu Fish Replenishment Area. The rule establishes a 10-year no-take “rest period” (with limited exceptions) to allow for the recovery of ...
Read More Marine reserve established at Ka‘ūpūlehu, West Hawai‘i

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 proposed Hāʻena CBSFA management plan describes the non-regulatory management strategies to be used in conjunction with the Hā‘ena CBSFA rules that were ...
Read More Public meeting on proposed management plan for Hāʻena Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area, Kaua‘i

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will hold a combined public informational meeting and formal public rulemaking hearing in West Hawai‘i to amend Hawaii Administrative Rules (“HAR”) Title 13, chapter 60.4, to establish the Ka‘ūpūlehu Marine Reserve. The Reserve boundaries will encompass the existing Ka‘ūpūlehu Fish Replenishment Area. The proposed amendments would provide ...
Read More Public hearing on proposed marine reserve at Ka‘ūpūlehu, West Hawai‘i

Following an emergency measure that temporarily banned harvest of all sea cucumbers in Hawaiian waters, a new permanent rule goes into effect January 10, 2016. Under the new rule: Commercial consumptive take and sale is prohibited. Personal use is limited to 10 per person per day. Tiger tail (Holothuria hilla) and hot dog (H. edulis) ...
Read More New sea cucumber rule goes into effect January 10, 2016