Announcements

For 10 years now Makai Watch volunteers have helped be the eyes and ears for the protection of special places across Hawaii. Makai Watch State Coordinator Luna Kekoa described the program today for the members of the Hawaii State Board of Land and Natural Resources.

"Due to the closure of Baldwin High School on Maui because of hurricane Iselle, the Hunter Education Class scheduled on August 7 & 9, 2014 at this location is canceled. Pre-registered students will be re-registered in September and October classes. Please contact the Hunter Education Program's registration hotline at 1-800-353-4868 for more information. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve this issue."

LIHU‘E –The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of black-tailed deer hunting season on the island of Kauai. Rules and conditions regulating game mammal hunting in Title 13, Chapter 123, will be in effect. Due to the Appellate Court ruling, each hunter will be permitted to take only one (1) antlered buck deer (3-inch antler minimum) during the 2014 season, either during the archery, muzzleloader rifle or regular rifle seasons. Both application and tag fees for the 2014 Kaua‘i black-tailed deer season will be waived.

HONOLULU –As the North Maui Community Fisheries Enforcement Unit (CFEU) marked its first full year of operation, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui surprised the unique unit with a commendation* that applauds the three-officer team for its success in combining focused enforcement with education and public trust-building.

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LIHU‘E – The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife announces the opening on July 19 of Hunting Unit F for archery goat hunting on the island of Kaua‘i, pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123, “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting,” §13-123-9.

DLNR Divisions of Aquatic Resources (DAR) and Conservation and Resource Enforcement (DOCARE) participated in the 3rd annual North Shore Ocean Fest, held at Turtle Bay Resort, on Saturday, June 7, 2014. In this video DOCARE officers talk about the educational messages they convey during outreach events.

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is reminding the public to respect Hawai‘i’s sea turtles by viewing these protected animals responsibly. The two types of sea turtles most frequently observed in nearshore waters in Hawai‘i are the green sea turtle (honu) and hawksbill (‘ea) sea turtle. Local residents and visitors enjoy being able to view these animals on the beach and in the water.

The North Maui Community Fisheries Enforcement Unit is targeted at fishing education and enforcement along a 13 mile stretch of Maui's north shore. In this video, ride along as officers enforce Hawaii State fishing rules and regulations while spreading the message of sustainable fishing practices.

KAILUA-KONA -- Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officers cited the owner of a 47-foot sailing vessel in Kailua Bay on Friday, May 2, for damage caused to coral reef by the vessel’s anchor chain. Approximately 80 feet of chain was in the water, with about 30 to 40 feet in the coral.