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- 08/28/20-NĀʻĀLEHU MAN ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL TAKES OF HUNDREDS OF FISH(Hilo) – Thursday morning a DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officer, on patrol, spotted a vessel in the West Hawai‘i Regional Fisheries Management Area (FMA), off South Point. The DOCARE officer maintained surveillance on the boat during the day and then a team of officers boarded it, as they suspected aquatic resources violations.
- Getting Stewardship Projects On The Map(HONOLULU) - Are you a part of the community that cares for our lands and waters? While natural resource managers and conservation professionals prepare to gather in Honolulu this week for the annual Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference, they represent only a part of the larger community of stewards. Community-based and civic stewardship groups are crucial to the well-being of our communities, yet many of their activities are not understood or even recognized.
- Bottom FishingBottomfish species covered by these rules include: a) ‘ula‘ula koa‘e or onaga (Etelis coruscans); b) ‘ula‘ula or ehu (E. carbunculus); c) kalekale (Pristipomoides sieboldii); d) ‘ōpakapaka (P. filamentosus); e) ‘ūkīkiki or gindai (P. zonatus); f) hāpu‘u (Epinephelus quernus); and g) lehi (Aphareus rutilans). These species are often referred to as the “Deep 7.” Closed season […]
- Ala Wai Canal, Kapālama CanalHRS 188-35 Location Ala Wai Canal is located immediately north of Waikīkī, and for the purposes described here includes the Manoa-Pālolo drainage canal at the mouth of Manoa and Pālolo Streams. Kapālama Canal is located at the mouth of Kapālama Stream, north of Sand Island. Permitted To take any legal size fish in season with […]
- Draft Rules and Public NoticesProposal to Amend and Compile Hawaii Administrative Rules Chapter 13-34, Pūpūkea Marine Life Conservation District (MLCD), to Incorporate the Kapo‘o Tide Pools within the MLCD Boundaries, Prohibit Fish Feeding, Clarify Penalties, and Make Other Technical Amendments The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) proposes to hold a public meeting and hearing to amend and […]
- FAQ’sDo I need to get a license or permit to fish in the ocean? There is no marine recreational fishing license in Hawai‘i for either residents or visitors, so you don’t need to worry about that as long as you don’t sell your catch. There are a few locations where shoreline fishing is prohibited. Read […]
- HesperocnideHawaiian Stinging Nettle Hesperocnide sandwicensis, Endemic This Hesperocnide nettle is an unusual element to this forest. While most of Hawai‘i’s nettle-relatives (Urticaceae) have lost their stinging nettles (like the māmaki used in tea), this high-elevation species still maintains it’s stinging heritage. No Hawaiian name is known for this species, but it is no doubt that Hawaiians […]
- MW Sites The State Makai Watch Program sites are located on 4 of the 8 main Hawaiian Islands. To learn more about a specific Makai Watch Site program scroll down page. Ha`ena, Kauai Hanalei, Kauai Pupukea, Oahu Maunalua, Oahu Ka`anapali, Maui Ka`ehu, Maui Puako, Hawaii Island Ka`upulehu, Hawaii Island PUAKŌ, HAWAIʻI The […]
- 09/04/13 – DLNR Community Fisheries Enforcement Unit Works To Protect Coastal Marine Resources On Maui“The new fisheries enforcement unit aims to increase public awareness about the importance of ocean conservation and pono fishing activities on Maui. It also sends a message that we are serious about protecting the marine resources of Maui,” said William J. Aila, Jr., DLNR chairperson.
- 07/23/18 – Getting Stewardship Projects On The Map(HONOLULU) - Are you a part of the community that cares for our lands and waters? While natural resource managers and conservation professionals prepare to gather in Honolulu this week for the annual Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference, they represent only a part of the larger community of stewards. Community-based and civic stewardship groups are crucial to the well-being of our communities, yet many of their activities are not understood or even recognized.