DAR hosted a virtual Holoholo Talk Story session Thursday January 26 to discuss proposed Legislation for 2023 relevant to DAR. The following bills were highlighted.

DAR staff participated in today’s Mālama Hawai‘i Mauka to Makai event at the state capitol auditorium. The event was an educational showcase of conservation programs featuring DLNR and partners, and was hosted by House Speaker Scott Saiki.

The Division of Aquatic Resources would like to express a heartfelt mahalo to Fisheries Technician Mark Sueyasu for 28 years of service to the people of Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi Nei through his stewardship of the Kōkeʻe trout program.

With the ending of the 2022 Kauaʻi trout season, we begin to prepare for the 2023 trout fishing season. 25,800 Rainbow trout fingerlings, from Ānuenue Fisheries Research Center on Oʻahu, have been shipped to Kauaʻi on the last 3 days of November 2022.

Hawai‘i welcomes to its shores an international audience to celebrate and discuss one of the worlds hidden and lesser known natural gems—anchialine ecosystems.

DAR’s Holomua program partnered with Outside Hawai‘i to produce four episodes on marine management. This second episode featured DAR program manager Ryan Okano talking about his background and how it contributes to his work that benefits the resources and community.

Trout season on Kauai came to a close at the end of September with 3,033 fishers, and 19,500 trout harvested.

Fishing for ʻōpelu is an important component of life in South Kona fishing villages and sustainability of the ʻōpelu fishery is critical for the continuation of this traditional harvest. DAR strives to work closely with communities to ensure regulations mirror and support these practices.

DAR’s Holomua program partnered with Outside Hawai‘i to produce four episodes on marine management. The first episode featured DAR staff on O‘ahu educating the community, restoring coral reefs, and removing invasive algae.

Last week, the Division of Aquatic Resources completed the first marine survey of the reefs surrounding Lehua Island