Fishers invited to attend Holoholo Fisher Talk Story Sessions

E ala! E alu! E kuilima!
Up! Together! Join hands! A call to come together to accomplish a given task.
-Mary Kawena Pukui

The Division of Aquatic Resources invites fishers to attend upcoming Holoholo Fisher Talk Story Sessions. 

  • Maui: August 24, 2021 @ 5:30-7:30p
  • Moloka‘i: August 25, 20201 @ 5:30-7:30p
  • Lāna‘i: August 26, 2021 @ 5:30-7:30p
  • O‘ahu: August 30, 2021 @ 5:30-7:30p
  • Hawai‘i Island: August 31, 2021 @ 5:30-7:30p

Fishers are directly affected by fishing regulations and Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) management decisions. To increase communication, DAR staff will be hosting recurring talk story sessions with fishers in an open forum to discuss general issues or concerns as a way to improve transparency with DAR’s management actions. These will be conducted through Zoom and facilitated by island DAR teams to help strengthen the relationship between fishers and DAR staff on their respective islands.

These talk story sessions are intended to encourage open and candid dialogue between fishers and DAR, and were inspired by a need to address some of the broader concerns brought up during the herbivore scoping sessions.  These sessions are not intended as a continuation of herbivore management scoping, but rather a chance for fishers and DAR to discuss a range of fishing-related topics and related concerns. We look forward to working with you to bridge gaps between the community and DAR to create a brighter future for our keiki, nearshore resources, and Hawaiʻi.

Register here to participate.