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Infrastructure improvement construction begins Monday, 10/18/21.  Scope of Work: Demolition work, grading/grubbing), resurfacing of existing asphalt access road, new asphalt pavement at existing gravel parking lot, drainage improvements, new outdoor shower, new solar powered street lights, and utility improvements.  Contractor: Site Engineering, Inc. Contract Cost: $1,255,572 Construction Start: October 18, 2021 Contract Completion: January 28, ...
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Due to staffing issues, the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation Honokohau Small Boat Harbor office will temporarily shift the types of transactions being handled at the harbor office. Effective October 18, 2021, the following procedures will be implemented: Harbor-related transactions (mooring permits, commercial use permits, etc.) will only be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and ...
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Message for Hawaii boaters from NOAA Fisheries, Pacific Islands Regional Office: NOAA Fisheries is announcing two rules to enhance the protection of Hawaiian spinner dolphins: A final rule that prohibits swimming with and approaching spinner dolphins within 50 yards or remaining within 50 yards of a Hawaiian spinner dolphin, including approach by interception. The prohibition ...
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The public access doors of the Hilo State Office Building have been secured due to the Governor’s Executive Order 21-07. The office for the Wailoa Sampan Basin and Boat Harbor is open and is still in operation, however.   Call (808) 933-0414 to request entry into the building to visit the harbor office. All persons wishing ...
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(Honolulu) – The He’eia Kea Small Boat Harbor will be undergoing the installation of a new absorption bed system for a future wastewater treatment plant effluent disposal system beginning on September 7th.   Work during this project includes saw cutting and removal of asphalt pavement, installation of absorption bed chambers, miscellaneous sewer piping and fittings, ...
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CONSTRUCTION SLATED TO BEGIN APRIL 5TH. DLNR and DOBOR have announced plans to begin construction of a new concrete ferry pier at the Lahaina Small Boat Harbor beginning this April.  The project will proceeded in stages to minimize impact on harbor users.  The ferry that operates between Lahaina SBH and Manele Small Boat Harbor on ...
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A NOTICE FOR OPERATORS OF SMALL BOATS <26′ Starting April 1st, 2021, operators of boats under 26′ long will be required to wear an engine cut-off switch link while riding on a plane or above displacement speed. Fines for non-compliance will start at $100. The Coast Guard will begin enforcing this law on 4/1/21 in ...
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You can play a part in documenting the presence of protected species in our waters.  WANTED: REPORTS OF FALSE KILLER WHALES (AKA PILOT, BLACKFISH, PYGMY AND MELON HEADED WHALES), OCEANIC WHITETIP SHARKS, PELAGIC MANTA RAYS! If you see these animals please report them on your commercial fishing report, call 808-294-4260.  Photos can be emailed to ...
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COVID-19 Guidelines and Updates Upcoming Rule Amendments Bulletins on Severe Weather Public Hearings Facility Closures Construction Alerts Sign up for email and text alerts on DLNR/DOBOR plans and activities that affect you and your ocean user group.    

The DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation is inviting the public to sign up for email and text notices of division plans and actions that may impact the public.  Those who visit the signup page can enter their e-mail address and/or phone numbers (for phones capable of accepting text messages). Data charges will apply.  ...
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