Scoping meeting scheduled for proposed Kīpahulu Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources is scheduling a virtual public scoping session for the proposed Kīpahulu Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA) on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 from 5:30-7:30 pm HST.

The proposed Kīpahulu CBSFA is from Kālepa Gulch in the southwest to Pua‘alu‘u Gulch in the northeast, spanning roughly 5.7 miles of coastline. The proposed rule changes to Hawai‘i Administrative Rules would establish new bag limits, size limits, seasonal closures and/or gear restrictions for kala, ‘ōmilu, moi, kole, ulua, ‘opihi and limu; prohibit take while night diving and scuba spearfishing; and prohibit commercial take of akule.

The changes would also establish a sanctuary in Kukui Bay, where taking of all marine life would be prohibited.

To participate in the public scoping session, please register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with zoom link information shortly before the scoping session. Your participation in the public scoping process is highly encouraged and greatly appreciated.

For more information, see the following links:
Kīpahulu CBSFA
Kīpahulu CBSFA management plan