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- 04/19/19-DIVISION OF CONSERVATION & RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT CONFISCATES ILLEGAL LAY NETS(Honolulu) – Nearly one thousand feet of suspected illegal lay net was confiscated by officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) this morning. This, after a DOCARE officer on routine patrol on the shoreline adjacent to the La Mariana Sailing Club Restaurant on Sand Island, spotted a man tending several large bags at about 6:30.The officer suspected the bags were filled with what appeared to be lay nets.
- 03/25/14 – Honolulu Fisherman Fined $250 for Throw Net ViolationHONOLULU –A state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officer cited a fisherman for using a throw net with mesh of less than two inches in waters off Aina Haina on Feb. 5. The officer spotted the man fishing with a throw net from shore while on routine patrol.
- 04/11/18 – Wai‘anapanapa State Park To Close Briefly Thursday Morning For Removal Of Cargo Nets And Marine Debris From BeachKAHULUI, MAUI -- A large pile of cargo nets and other debris which came ashore approximately two weeks ago at Wai‘anapanapa State Park will be removed tomorrow morning, in a joint effort by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) State Parks and Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) divisions, as well as the County of Maui’s Division of Public Works.
- 05/12/15 – Conservation Officer Confiscates Boat, Net and Undersized FishHonolulu – A DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement Officer (DOCARE), on routine patrol Sunday morning, cited a Windward Oahu resident for having dozens of undersized fish. This resulted in not only the fish being confiscated for evidence, but also the fisher’s 16-foot skiff and 3500 feet of net.
- 06/01/18 – “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” is World Oceans Day at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area on June 8(KAILUA-KONA) -- Celebrate the third annual World Oceans Day, “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area on June 8, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free to the public, except for a $5 parking fee at Hapuna Beach for non-Hawai‘i residents.
- 05/25/16 – “My Hawai‘i” 2016 Student Writing Contest Winners Announced; “Planet at the Crossroads” is theme of 10th annual contestHONOLULU – The imaginative visions of middle school students reveal their insights on the environment in Hawai‘i today, and their dreams for tomorrow. Twenty-five Hawaiʻi middle school students were selected as top winners for their poems and short stories on May 13 in the annual “My Hawai‘i” environmental writing contest for students in grades 6, 7 and 8, sponsored by the Pacific Writers’ Connection (PWC), the Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance and multiple Hawaiʻi conservation agencies and organizations.
- Intranet DLNR Intranet is now available on SharePoint! Click here. Please login via your email address and password. (It is the same as your Outlook or eSign credentials) If you need further assistance please contact the IT Office for assistance. DLNR Helpdesk: 808.587.0350 email: [email protected]
- 01/11/19-FISH SEIZED IN LAY NET BUST PROVIDE VALUABLE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION(Honolulu) – More than 500 Aholehole confiscated from a pair of fishermen eight days ago did not go to waste. Many people inquired on social media about the fate of the fish. The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) photographed them for evidence and then turned them over to the Division of Aquatic Resources’ (DAR) Anuenue Fisheries Research Center at Sand Island.
- Nettle CaterpillarNettle caterpillar (Darna pallivitta) Regulatory Status: Pest for Control (HAR 69A) Prevention and Control Category: The Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Agriculture introduced a natural enemy of the nettle caterpillar from Taiwan in 2010. This natural enemy was a eulophid. Description The stinging nettle caterpillar is the 1st larval form of an […]
- Recent Lay Net Violations Highlight Value of Community Reporting; One Man Cited Twice in Two Weeks(HONOLULU) – Early in the morning on Jan. 20, 2018 a DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources (DOCARE) officer spotted a man about 100 yards offshore of Wailupe Beach Park using a headlamp. The officer reports the light was focused on a kayak and the man was walking in chest deep water next to it. Peering through binoculars the officer saw the man “pulling long continuous sections of lay net from the water and loading it onto the red kayak.”