Aquatic Resources

“Enforcement of laynet use is crucial in DLNR’s mission to ensure the sustainability of marine resources through compliance with state rules in Hawaiian waters, and to ensure that endangered species are not harmed,” said William J. Aila, Jr., DLNR chairperson.

"Successful resource management requires participation from the public and we want them to know exactly what is being proposed and how they can get involved in the rule making process," explained Frazer McGilvray, Administrator of the Division of Aquatic Resources.

On August 29, 2013, Perry D. Rauch was charged and sentenced at Wahiawa District Court for violating Hawaii Administrative Rule (H.A.R.) 13-256-63(b)(1) that prohibits motorized vessels within Waimea Bay ocean waters, specifically within 1,837 feet from the shoreline. The judgment imposed fines and court fees total $855 and 6 months probation. Violator must remain arrest and conviction free for duration of the probation period.

NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY PROMOTES SAFETY  WHILE HELPING TO FIGHT HUNGER HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) invites the public to take part in Hawaii’s 23rd annual National Hunting and Fishing Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22, at the Koko Head ...
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“The new fisheries enforcement unit aims to increase public awareness about the importance of ocean conservation and pono fishing activities on Maui. It also sends a message that we are serious about protecting the marine resources of Maui,” said William J. Aila, Jr., DLNR chairperson.

HONOLULU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is reminding the public it will be enforcing all state rules this Labor Day weekend in state harbors, parks, beaches and marine waters in the interest of public safety and to protect natural and cultural resources.

HONOLULU — Oahu fishermen are invited to an informal “talk story” session with Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Chairperson William J. Aila, Jr. from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Department of Land and Natural Resources Land Board meeting room, 1151 Punchbowl St. room 132 in Honolulu.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of Ms. Jana Lutteropp’s passing today. We join with Hawaii’s people to extend our deepest sympathy to her family and friends. “As an island state, we are aware that we are all visitors in the natural environment that surrounds us, and that unfortunate incidents such as this one can ...
Read More Statement from William Aila, DLNR Chairperson

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release August 20, 2013 DLNR WATCHING SHARK INCIDENTS STATEWIDE, PLANNING STUDY HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is initiating a study of tiger shark movements in island waters. “DLNR is paying close ...
Read More 08/20/13 – DLNR Watching Shark Incidents Statewide, Planning Study

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES Media Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release August 20, 2013 DLNR WATCHING SHARK INCIDENTS STATEWIDE, PLANS STUDY FOR MAUI   WHEN: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2013 WHERE: DLNR Kalanimoku State Office building, 1151 Punchbowl St. first floor makai breezeway WHO: William ...
Read More Media Availability Today 12:15 P.M. – DLNR Watching Shark Incidents Statewide, Plans Study For Maui