The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will hold public hearings on the proposed adoption of a new chapter under the Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) relating to the harvest of sea cucumbers from state waters. The proposed new rules would prohibit the harvest of sea cucumbers for commercial consumption purposes, but allow limited take ...
Read More Public hearings scheduled on proposed rule to regulate sea cucumber harvest

The Department of Land and Natural Resources proposes to hold public hearings to adopt a new chapter under the Hawai‘i Administrative Rules (HAR) to regulate the harvest of sea cucumbers from state waters. Currently, all take and possession of sea cucumbers from state waters is temporarily prohibited pursuant to HAR §13-86, which was adopted through emergency ...
Read More Public hearings proposed on rule to regulate sea cucumber harvest

Governor Ige has signed into law the first Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA) in the state, in the waters off Hā‘ena, Kaua‘i. The rule was filed August 4, and goes into effect ten days later on August 14. The rules for the Hā‘ena CBSFA were approved by the state Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) in ...
Read More Hā‘ena Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area rule signed by governor

The Hawai‘i Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) approved a rule June 26 to make it illegal to take any species of sea cucumber from state waters for the next 120 days. Link to news release. View rule.

New rules for aquarium fish collecting are now in effect for waters within three nautical miles of the O‘ahu shoreline. The rules include new limits on nets used to collect marine life, daily commercial bag limits, commercial size limits, and a prohibition on the take of certain fish species. They were approved by the Board ...
Read More New O‘ahu aquarium fishing rules now in effect

The open fishing season for rainbow trout in the Kōke‘e Public Fishing Area on Kaua‘i will begin Saturday, June 20, 2015. Anglers may fish daily from Saturday, June 20, to Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Fishing hours will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The daily bag limit for this year will be 12 rainbow trout per licensed angler. ...
Read More Annual rainbow trout season at Kōke‘e, Kaua‘i opens June 20

HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces the closing of the Waikīkī-Diamond Head Shoreline Fisheries Management Area, O‘ahu, to fishing for one year beginning Jan. 1, 2015, and ending Dec. 31, 2015. The Fisheries Management Area encompasses the nearshore waters between the ‘Ewa wall of the Waikīkī War Memorial Natatorium and ...
Read More Waikīkī-Diamond Head Shoreline Fisheries Management Area will close to fishing for year starting Jan. 1, 2015

New rules regulating the take and possession of uhu (parrotfish) and goatfish on Maui took effect on November 1, 2014.   View rule (PDF). View rule with pictures (PDF). News Release

Public testimony at the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources meeting on Oct. 24, 2014 regarding the designation of Ha‘ena, Kauai as the first-ever Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA), elicited nearly four hours of testimony from citizens.  The Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has produced the testimony in its entirety in this ...
Read More Ha‘ena Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area testimony now available on video 

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 ...
Read More DLNR announces public hearing to establish community-based subsistence fishing area at Ha’ena, Kaua’i