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- 02/04/22-DIVERS SAVE CORAL FROM HONOLULU HARBOR CHANNEL DREDGING PROJECT (HONOLULU) – This week, the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) and a private contractor finished moving more than 70 coral colonies and numerous individual corals out of the path of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) channel dredging operation in Honolulu Harbor, days before the dredging operation was to commence.
- 01/10/22-ANNUAL TREE BONFIRES AT AHU O LAKA DETERRED BY DOCARE PATROLS (HONOLULU) – For the first time in several years, the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) did not receive any reports of illegal Christmas tree bonfires at Ahu o Laka (Kāne'ohe Bay sandbar).
- 01/08/22-STATE WATER COMMISSION TAKES POSITIONS ON RED HILL WATER CONTAMINATION EMERGENCY (HONOLULU) – Friday, after members of the State Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) received a four-hour long briefing on the Red Hill water emergency and another three-and-a-half hours of public testimony and Commission discussion, with over 160 written and oral testimonies, the Commission approved the following policy positions on the matter:
- 12/30/21-SHARK FISHING IN HAWAI‘I IS BANNED BEGINNING SATURDAY (HONOLULU) – Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, it will be illegal to knowingly capture, entangle, or kill any species of shark in State marine waters. Act 51 (House Bill 533) passed in the last legislative session.
- 12/29/21-WOMAN APOLOGIZES FOR ROCK-THROWING VIDEO AT LAKE WAIAU (Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve) – The individual who posted a video of a large rock being throwing into Lake Waiau has contacted the DLNR and apologized for her actions. Earlier this month, she posted the video on her social media platforms and then removed it after learning of the disrespect it caused.
- 12/28/21-RESPECT MEANS NOT THROWING ROCKS INTO LAKE WAIAU (Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve) – While it appears she has removed her social media postings, one woman got the attention of conservation managers and law enforcement, after posting photos of large rocks being thrown into Lake Waiau.
- 12/28/21-FOREWARNING – CHRISTMAS TREE BONFIRES AT AHU O LAKA ARE ILLEGAL (HONOLULU) – The DLNR is taking a pro-active approach toward the illegal burning of Christmas trees at Ahu O Laka (Kāne’ohe Bay sandbar). This activity is a violation of State Administrative Rules (HAR). In recent years, photographs on social media sites have shown large numbers of people congregating as tree-fueled fires burn in the background. These tree-burnings are also destructive to both ocean and terrestrial natural resources.
- 12/23/21-WEST HAWAI’I STATE PARKS TO CLOSE EARLY FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE (Kailua-Kona) –On Friday, December 31, 2021, the DLNR Division of State Parks will be closing Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kīholo State Park Reserve and Kekaha Kai State Park (Mahai’ula and Kua Bay sections) early at 5 p.m. Closing of the parks early is to discourage fireworks. All fireworks are prohibited in state parks to protect the natural resources of the area.
- 12/07/21-DAR SEEKING COMMUNITY INPUT ON PROPOSED FISHING RULES FOR REEF FISH (HONOLULU) - Coral reefs are intricate, sensitive ecosystems that are facing numerous threats on both the local and global scale. Healthy coral reefs are critical to the economy, as a natural and cultural resource, and as a sustainable source of food. One study estimated the nearshore fishery provides more than 7 million meals each year to Hawai‘i families.
- 12/06/21-TRIO OF FRASER’S DOLPHIN CARCASSES ON O‘AHU COASTLINE PROMPT CAUTION WARNINGS (HONOLULU) – Over the last two days, three carcasses of Fraser’s dolphins have washed ashore between Diamond Head and Waikīkī. State and federal marine officials are investigating the unusual occurrence.