DAR conducts their annual SNAP surveys in Kāne‘ohe Bay as part of efforts to combat invasive algae.

DAR surveys a remote and uncharted coastline, shedding light on the natural formation of new and unique aquatic life.

The COVID-19 pandemic provided an ideal opportunity to study the impacts of tourism on Hawai‘i’s marine ecosystems. A new scientific publication shows that high-volume marine tourism at Molokini MLCD affects how fish utilize shallow coral reef environments.

DAR finds strong recruitment of ‘amaʻama in Paikō Lagoon this spring.

DAR advances natural resource management in estuaries using genetics

From time to time, DAR receives anonymous mail from visitors to Hawai‘i who return something they regret having taken. Much like the famous stories of lava rocks being returned to Hawai‘i Volcanos National Park because of bad luck, we open packages containing sand and coral that visitors took home with them as mementos of their time in the islands.

DLNR Chair Dawn Chang explained the rationale for moving from 30×30 to Holomua in an open letter.

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.