The open fishing season for rainbow trout in the Kōke‘e Public Fishing Area on Kaua‘i will begin Saturday, June 20, 2015. Anglers may fish daily from Saturday, June 20, to Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Fishing hours will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The daily bag limit for this year will be 12 rainbow trout per licensed angler. ...
Read More Annual rainbow trout season at Kōke‘e, Kaua‘i opens June 20

HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces the closing of the Waikīkī-Diamond Head Shoreline Fisheries Management Area, O‘ahu, to fishing for one year beginning Jan. 1, 2015, and ending Dec. 31, 2015. The Fisheries Management Area encompasses the nearshore waters between the ‘Ewa wall of the Waikīkī War Memorial Natatorium and ...
Read More Waikīkī-Diamond Head Shoreline Fisheries Management Area will close to fishing for year starting Jan. 1, 2015

New rules regulating the take and possession of uhu (parrotfish) and goatfish on Maui took effect on November 1, 2014.   View rule (PDF). View rule with pictures (PDF). News Release

Public testimony at the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources meeting on Oct. 24, 2014 regarding the designation of Ha‘ena, Kauai as the first-ever Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA), elicited nearly four hours of testimony from citizens.  The Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has produced the testimony in its entirety in this ...
Read More Ha‘ena Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area testimony now available on video 

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will hold a public hearing to adopt a new chapter under the Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) relating to the establishment of the Ha‘ena Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (Ha‘ena CBSFA).  The Ha‘ena CBSFA includes State waters within the Ha‘ena ahupua‘a from the shoreline out to one mile.  The ...
Read More DLNR announces public hearing to establish community-based subsistence fishing area at Ha’ena, Kaua’i

The Rapid Response Contingency Plan (RRCP) provides the Department of Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) and its partners with a plan to respond to unusual events including coral disease, coral bleaching, and Crown-Of-Thorn Starfish (COTS) outbreaks. Overall, Hawaii’s coral reefs are relatively healthy.  However, like all animals, these marine creatures are susceptible to a ...
Read More New Reef Response Web Site Goes Live

DLNR announces changes to coral and live rock rules. See the full press release at: dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/2014/04/29/nr14-051

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces an open fishing season for rainbow trout in the Koke‘e Public Fishing Area (PFA) on Kaua‘i, beginning Saturday, June 14, 2014. Anglers may fish daily from Saturday, June 14, to Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Fishing hours will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Trout fishing ...
Read More DLNR Announces 2014 Open Fishing Season For Rainbow Trout At Koke’e Public Fishing Area, Kauai

Another milestone was reached today, as teams from the Anuenue Fisheries Research Center (AFRC), a facility of the state’s Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), planted the 200,000th juvenile sea urchin in Oahu’s Kaneohe Bay. Over the past three years, AFRC has successfully spawned and raised collector urchins in captivity with the express purpose of releasing ...
Read More 200,000th Collector Sea Urchin Planted to Protect Kaneohe Bay Native Hawaiian Species Protects Coral Reefs from Invasive Seaweeds

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), recently launched a new look and mobile-friendly design for their online Freshwater Game Fishing License application. This service allows Hawaii residents and non-residents to purchase a license required to fish in the State’s freshwater streams and waters. “The upgraded solution provides easier ...
Read More Hawaii Freshwater Game Fishing License Application – Now Mobile