Aquatic Resources

(Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park) – Today, eighty coral scientists, researchers, biologists, and managers from around the country received an up close and personal observation of the health of coral colonies in Kealakekua Bay, one of the most popular snorkel stops on the west side of Hawai‘i Island.

(KAILUA-KONA, HAWAIʻI ISLAND) – A collaboration of 13 federal agencies, seven U.S. states, territories, commonwealths, and three Freely Associated States comprise the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF). Task force members meet  twice a year. The USCRTF was established in 1998 by Executive Order to lead U.S. efforts to preserve and protect coral reef ecosystems across jurisdictions. 

(Hā‘ena, Kaua‘i) – During the administration of Gov. David Ige, three critical near-shore marine environments received additional protections, to sustain them well into the future. 

(HONOLULU) – At dawn, about the only people at Kaimana Beach were folks from Hawai‘i Marine Animal Response (HMAR) and a couple of television crews. HMAR is the organization that mobilizes volunteers to watch over resting monk seals.

(HONOLULU) – The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement (DOCARE) announced today it will be enforcing a 50-yard cordon around Hawaiian monk seal Rocky and her pup at Kaimana Beach beginning tomorrow morning. This is a government operation to protect public safety and the safety of the monk seals.

(MILOLI‘I, KONA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND) – With the stroke of a pen, while dozens of community members watched, Governor David Ige on Tuesday signed administrative rules to make the coastline bordering this remote village the second Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBFSA) in the state. 

(HONOLULU) – Today, the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) adopted Hawai‘i Administrative Rules (HAR) to designate the Miloli‘i Community Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA), on Hawai‘i Island.

(Kewalo Basin, O‘ahu) – On this 30th anniversary of the international World Oceans Day, Governor David Ige signed four measures into law related to protection of aquatic resources.

(Waialea Bay Marine Life Conservation District) – Conditions to see coral spawning on Tuesday, were near perfect at this Hawai‘i Island, bay. Aquatic biologist Chris Teague, with the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), begins watching for spawning just after dawn. 

(KAILUA-KONA) – It’s a rite of Spring in the coastal waters on Hawai‘i Island, and across the Hawaiian archipelago, and the time to let coral colonies rest during their short spawning windows.  Parking at the Waialea Bay Marine Life Conservation District (MLCD) will be closed during the mornings of May 17, 18, and 19 to allow spawning and the production of new keiki offspring. 

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