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

A new Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA) for Miloli‘i, decades in the making, is now a reality.


Posted on Jul 18, 2022 in Blog

During the period of July 9-10, 2022, the FAD Program replaced FAD sites/Light number; CC (Kaena Pt., Lanai) 28008.19, Q (Pauwela Pt., Maui) 28007.35, N (Cape Halawa, Molokai) 28008.21, T (Makapuu, Oahu) 28008.31, and U (Kaneohe, Oahu) 28008.27. Also on July 14, 2022, X (Kahuku, Oahu) 28008.23 off Kaena Pt., Oahu was recovered.

A bill passed by the 2022 State Legislature banning the use of drones for fishing was signed into law by Gov. Ige June 27, 2022 and took effect immediately.

(Kewalo Basin, O‘ahu) – On this 30th anniversary of the international World Oceans Day, Governor David Ige signed four measures into law related to protection of aquatic resources.

(Waialea Bay Marine Life Conservation District) – Conditions to see coral spawning on Tuesday, were near perfect at this Hawai‘i Island, bay. Aquatic biologist Chris Teague, with the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), begins watching for spawning just after dawn.

(KAILUA-KONA) – It’s a rite of Spring in the coastal waters on Hawai‘i Island, and across the Hawaiian archipelago, and the time to let coral colonies rest during their short spawning windows.