Marine Fishes and Other Vertebrates

Ahi‘Ahi
Minimum size 3 pounds (sale)
HAR 13-95
AholeholeĀholehole
Minimum size 5 inches
HAR 13-95
‘Ama‘ama‘Ama‘ama (striped mullet)
Closed season December - March
Minimum size 11 inches (see measurement guide)
HAR 13-95, HRS 188-44
AwaAwa
Minimum size 9 inches (spearing and sale)
HAR 13-95
MoiMoi
Closed season June - August
Minimum size 11 inches
Bag limit 15
HAR 13-95
‘O‘io‘Ō‘io
Minimum size 14 inches
HAR 13-95
UhuUhu (statewide, except Maui)
Minimum size 12 inches
HAR 13-95

Uhu (Maui rules)
Minimum size 10 inches for all species except uhu ‘ele‘ele, uliuli, ‘ahu‘ula, and palukaluka (see below)
Bag limit 2 (total all species)
HAR 13-95.1
How to identify Maui's regulated uhu species (pdf)
uhu 'ele'eleUhu ‘ele‘ele (Maui rules)
Taking prohibited
HAR 13-95.1
uhu uliuliUhu uliuli (Maui rules)
Taking prohibited
HAR 13-95.1
uhu 'ahu 'ulaUhu ‘ahu‘ula (Maui rules)
Minimum size 14 inches
Bag limit 2 (total all species)
HAR 13-95.1
uhu palukalukaUhu palukaluka (Maui rules)
Minimum size 14 inches
Bag limit 2 (total all species)
HAR 13-95.1
Ulua and papioUlua and pāpio
Minimum size 10 inches
Minimum size 16 inches for sale
Bag limit 20 (total all species)
HAR 13-95
KumuKūmū
Minimum size 10 inches (statewide except Maui)
HAR 13-95
Minimum size 12 inches (Maui rules)
Bag limit 1 (Maui rules)
HAR 13-95.1
MoanoMoano
Minimum size 7 inches (statewide except Maui)
HAR 13-95
Minimum size 8 inches (Maui rules)
HAR 13-95.1
moano_keaMoano kea (Maui rules)
Minimum size 12 inches
Bag limit 2
HAR 13-95.1
munuMunu (Maui rules)
Minimum size 8 inches
Bag limit 2
HAR 13-95.1
Weke and ‘OamaWeke and ‘oama (statewide except Maui)
Minimum size 7 inches (sale)
Bag limit 50 ‘oama (‘oama are weke under 7 inches)
HAR 13-95

Weke ‘ā and ‘oama (Maui rules)
Minimum size 8 inches
Bag limit 50 ‘oama (‘oama are weke under 5 inches)
‘Oama may be taken by hook-and-line only
HAR 13-95.1
weke_nonoWeke nono (Maui rules)
Minimum size 12 inches
HAR 13-95.1
weke4crAll other goatfishes (Maui rules)
Minimum size 8 inches
HAR 13-95.1
KalaKala
Minimum size 14 inches
HAR 13-95
‘Opelu kala‘Ōpelu kala
Minimum size 16 inches
HAR 13-95
ManiniManini
Minimum size 5 inches
HAR 13-95
`Ula`ula koa`e‘Ula‘ula koa‘e (onaga)
Minimum size 1 pound (sale)
Bag limit 5 (total all Deep 7 species, applies to non-commercial fishing only)
See additional bottomfishing information
HAR 13-95, HAR 13-94, HAR 13-74
'Opakapaka‘Ōpakapaka
Minimum size 1 pound (sale)
Bag limit 5 (total all Deep 7 species, applies to non-commercial fishing only)
See additional bottomfishing information
HAR 13-95, HAR 13-94, HAR 13-74
`Ula`ula‘Ula‘ula (ehu)
Bag limit 5 (total all Deep 7 species, applies to non-commercial fishing only)
See additional bottomfishing information
HAR 13-94, HAR 13-74
KalekaleKalekale
Bag limit 5 (total all Deep 7 species, applies to non-commercial fishing only)
See additional bottomfishing information
HAR 13-94, HAR 13-74
LehiLehi
Bag limit 5 (total all Deep 7 species, applies to non-commercial fishing only)
See additional bottomfishing information
HAR 13-94, HAR 13-74
`Ukikiki‘Ukikiki (gindai)
Bag limit 5 (total all Deep 7 species, applies to non-commercial fishing only)
See additional bottomfishing information
HAR 13-94, HAR 13-74
Hapu'uHāpu‘u
Bag limit 5 (total all Deep 7 species, applies to non-commercial fishing only)
See additional bottomfishing information
HAR 13-95, HAR 13-94
UkuUku
Minimum size 1 pound (spearing and sale)
HAR 13-95
Akule and HalaluAkule and halalū
Unlawful to take akule under
8-1/2 inches with net July through October, or possess or sell more than 200 pounds of akule under
8-1/2 inches per day from July through October
See additional akule net rules
HAR 13-95
‘Opelu‘Ōpelu
No minimum mesh size;
Unlawful to use animal bait except with hook-and-line in waters of South Kona between Kiilae-Keokea and Kapua-Kaulanamauna boundaries
HAR 13-95
NehuNehu
Bag limit one gallon (home consumption);
Nets over 50 feet for commercial use only;
Bait license required for commercial use;
Unlawful to sell or trade dried or cured nehu
HAR 13-95, HAR 13-90, HRS 188-45
'Iao‘Iao
Commercial use only, bait license required;
Unlawful to sell or trade dried or cured ‘iao
HAR 13-95, HRS 188-45

Other Regulated Marine Vertebrates

HonuHonu (Sea turtles)
No open season
Federal laws also apply to these endangered and threatened species
HRS 195D-4
‘Ilio-holo-i-ka-uaua‘Īlioholoikauaua (Hawaiian monk seal)
Unlawful to molest, kill, capture, or possess at any time;
Federal laws also apply to these endangered species
HRS 195D-4