10/06/19-CONSERVATION ENFORCEMENT OFFICER SEIZE ILLEGAL LAY NET AND BOAT

Posted on Oct 6, 2019 in Aquatic Resources, Boating, DOCARE, Fishing, Main, Media, News Releases, slider
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release
DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR
SUZANNE D. CASE 
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release: October 6, 2019

CONSERVATION ENFORCEMENT OFFICER SEIZE ILLEGAL LAY NET AND BOAT

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 (Honolulu) – Today, following-up on a citizen complaint, officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) recovered an estimated 1,000 feet of unattended lay net within Kaneohe Bay.

At approximately 10:40 a.m. the officers, from the Windward O‘ahu District discovered the double-panel net was unregistered.  They found several dead hammerhead sharks in the net and recovered a 16-foot boat as evidence.

No suspects have been identified and anyone with information is encouraged to call the 24-hour DOCARE tip line at 643-DLNR (3567) or download the free DLNRTip app available for android devices and iPhones.

DOCARE Officers report that unregistered, unattended, illegal lay nets continue to be a major concern, particularly on O’ahu’s windward side.

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