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  600,000 Urchins in the Bay by End of 2020   From the outside, the State’s urchin hatchery at the Anuenue Fisheries Research Center on Sand Island, is non-descript…maybe even a bit decrepit. However, inside this sprawling building is evidence of what is arguably the most successful effort ever to control marine invasive species in ...
Read More A DECADE OF URCHIN ACTIVITY IN KĀNEʻOHE BAY LEADS TO SEAWEED-FREE CORALS

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 community and partner organizations, began the task of carefully extracting non-native coral species from patch reefs in O‘ahu’s Kāneʻohe Bay. They loaded coral ...
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AIS Team June/July Update

Posted on Jul 10, 2020 in Main, slider

Want updates on all Hawaii’s Invasive species? This update from the AIS Team was provided to the Hawaii Invasive Species Council(HISC) as part of their bi-monthly newsletter!    HISC News is a semi-monthly newsletter that provides: Recurring updates from active response efforts Announcements and programmatic updates from agencies and partners Upcoming events. This newsletter is sent ...
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April/May AIS Team Update

Posted on May 6, 2020 in Main, slider

Want updates on all Hawaii’s Invasive species? This update from the AIS Team was provided to the Hawaii Invasive Species Council(HISC) as part of their bi-monthly newsletter!  HISC News is a semi-monthly newsletter that provides: Recurring updates from active response efforts Announcements and programmatic updates from agencies and partners Upcoming events. This newsletter is sent ...
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  All DAR offices across the state are closed to the public and non-staff members until further notice.    For more information on COVID-19 from the State of Hawaii’s Department Of Health (DOH) click HERE. 

Lissa Fox Strohecker from ‘The Maui News’ spoke to DAR’s Jules Kuo about how keeping boats clean can help preserve our reefs! View the story HERE. 

AIS Team February/March Update

Posted on Mar 4, 2020 in Main, slider

  Want updates on all Hawaii’s Invasive species? This update from the AIS Team was provided to the Hawaii Invasive Species Council(HISC) as part of their bi-monthly newsletter!  HISC News is a semi-monthly newsletter that provides: Recurring updates from active response efforts Announcements and programmatic updates from agencies and partners Upcoming events. This newsletter is ...
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To view video please click on photo or view at this link: https://vimeo.com/393757169 (Honolulu) – Building on the success of collector urchin out-plantings in Kāne‘ohe  Bay, the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) is now out-planting hatchery-raised native sea urchins in the Waikīkī Marine Life Conservation District (MLCD).  This week the DAR Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) ...
Read More SEA URCHIN’S HELPING TO CONTROL INVASIVE SEAWEED (Honolulu)

  February 2020 is the 8th annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Month (HISAM), as proclaimed by Hawai’i Governor David Ige at a ceremony at the State Capitol on February 14. HISAM is coordinated by the interagency Hawai‘i Invasive Species Council (HISC) and includes awards and volunteer events across the state. View the proclamation HERE The ...
Read More FEBRUARY IS HAWAIʻI INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS MONTH (HISAM)