Powered By UNISYS
( Click to Close )
Maui    News & Information Hub
HEADLINE NEWS Weekly Newsletter

Maui Mayor Says Shark
Nets, Hunting Not Ideal

Updated 04:33 PM HST, August 27, 2013
Posted 10:44 AM HST, August 27, 2013
File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

The fatal shark bite of a German visitor snorkeling in waters off South Maui this month has raised many questions and interest surrounding shark activity in island waters.

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa said he believes most shark bites are accidental in nature, and does not personally like the idea of hunting sharks or setting up barrier fences off shore. In an exclusive interview, the mayor discussed options and mitigation measures in light of recent activity and reports.

“I think one of the major realities everyone needs to look at is sharks live in the water, and we have quite a few sharks in the Hawaiian waters. The vast majority do not harm people; and almost all the shark bites have been incidental bites where the shark’s been more curious than very aggressive,” said Mayor Arakawa.

The mayor said high surf stirring up sediment, murky water, and overfishing could all be factors in shark presence.

“So we’re going to have to be a little bit more careful, and what we really need to do is build up the fish population. We really need to start working on cleaning the ocean and making sure we’re not putting so much sediment and rubbish in the ocean–then, I think things will settle down.”

The mayor said there’s also been a lot of speculation that perhaps there are too many turtles now. “Sharks eat turtles; humans mimic turtles in a lot of ways–being on the boards and flapping in the water with their hands and feet–so I can see a mistake being made by a shark.”

So far this year, there have been eight confirmed incidents in Hawaiian waters, including four within the last month, state officials said. Of the eight shark bite incidents, DLNR officials say four were on Maui, three on the Big Island, and one was on Oʻahu.

Last year, there were a total of 10 confirmed shark incidents, the highest number ever recorded in a year, up from the average three to four incidents per year, according to state officials.

Mayor Arakawa, who claims to have enjoyed the ocean as a diver almost all of his life said he’s seen sharks in the water before. He said, “I don’t think we’re going to have a huge escalation (in shark bite incidents) unless we keep acting silly and depleting all of the natural resources and dirtying up the resources, where it makes it more difficult for the sharks to determine we’re there.”

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will launch a shark study next month off Maui following the fatal attack of Jana Lutteropp, the 20-year-old German woman who died on Wednesday, Aug. 21 after her arm was severed in a shark attack incident at Maui’s Palauea Beach.

A $186,000, two-year study will focus on tiger shark movements around Maui, and compare their behavior to that of known movement patterns around the other main Hawaiian islands.

Other places have implemented mitigation measures that have included barrier fences or shark nets submerged around beaches where swimmers are present, to capture sharks and reduce mortality.

“Putting in barrier fences is not really going to solve much of the problem in my opinion,” said Mayor Arakawa. “I know in Australia they have some barrier areas for swimming areas, but even there they have shark bites and shark attacks–so, it doesn’t eliminate the problem.”

Another idea that has surfaced is shark hunting, which has been a controversial approach given the cultural sensitivity of the species as ʻaumakua. In some family traditions, deified ancestors are said to assume the shape of sharks, and in others are considered family or personal gods, according to references in the Hawaiian Dictionary and other texts.

“I personally don’t like the idea of hunting sharks, because we’ll end up with over-hunting, and the sharks serve a very definite purpose in the environment,” said Arakawa.

“Indeed, sharks have been over-hunted in the past, and it has created a real problem with getting rid of, for instance, whale carcasses. If you don’t have the scavengers in the ocean, you don’t have ways of getting rid of a lot of the waste in the ocean, so I don’t like the idea of over-hunting sharks.”

“If a shark tends to be very aggressive, and repetitive, I can see trying to hunt down a shark like that. The vast majority of sharks are reef sharks. They’re there all the time and they don’t cause anyone any harm,” he said.

The mayor said he believes shark bites are a random occurrence and pointed toward the larger number of people in the water saying, “Quite frankly for the number of people that we have in the water these days, the tourists that are in the water now–we have a lot more people in the water than we used to. So, proportionately, the shark attacks are much, much, less [likely] even than being hit by bolts of lightning.”

The mayor expressed sympathy and condolences following last week’s turn of events saying, “We’re very sorry that the woman died, very young at 20-years-old. It really is a tragic event. It’s just very unfortunate that she was bitten to the extent that she was.”

“We really do feel sorry for her and for her relatives… (and) extend our warmest condolences to them. It was not a pleasant thing, and she’s much too young,” he said.

Looking ahead, Arakawa said efforts will continue to provide resources and equipment for county services in beach areas.

“We’ll try and do our best, which is why we have lifeguards at most of the county beach areas where we think most people are going to be; and we do have a lot of equipment that we supply the lifeguards with to be able to identify things like sharks. Many times we do identify when there is a shark in the water and clear the beaches. We will continue with those types of practices, because we don’t want anyone bitten,” he said.

HEADLINE NEWS Weekly Newsletter
72 Disqus Comments
Facebook Comments
    Recommend This Article
    You Might Also Like


Editor's Note:Maui Now is an open forum and we welcome any views. However, please apply your sense of aloha when posting comments - remarks that are unnecessarily offensive will be blocked.

By publishing a comment, you are acknowledging that you are personally responsible for its contents.

  • AntiToad

    Question for Mayor: Mr. Mayor, when was the last time you went diving in Maui waters?

  • you know the truth

    This sounds like that movie jaws. The mayor don’t want to do shark hunting. Until another bad incident happens. Just like in the jaws movie. Hey, Mr mayor, there is too much turtle and sharks in and around the island. Just make a open season to hunt the sharks and turtles for food. There’s to much out there. The balance of the survival for the sharks and the turtles are over weighing it self. Now the sharks know where to find their food” turtles”. And now the sharks are coming in looking for them in the shallow water. Where the people’s are. And later it’s another what you call “oops” another accidental bite. Maybe you should go and take your whole family to makena to do some swimming. And see how comfortable you’ll feel with the knowledge that something might be looking at one of your family members. ( Just saying).

    • AntiToad

      Well written; I couldn’t agree more with this!!! Now is NOT the time for political correctness, where lives are at stake. I tell you, if Mr. Mayor ever gets his little toe bitten off, he’ll change his tune real fast!

    • lavaleaper

      uh, that was a movie

      • AntiToad

        Yeah, but now the s**t just got real, in our own backyard. So what’s your point?

      • you know the truth

        Maybe you should take all of your family’s and go with the mayors family to makena and go swimming. And you tell me if you feel comfortable swimming out there.

  • PirateJ

    Mr. Mayor, I think we need a bigger boat.

  • Mauialoha

    I heard through the (pretty reliable) grapevine that all the female shark attack victims were on their period. We are overfishing and the sharks are hungry. Don’t bring blood into the water!!

  • Sally

    I tried to get an answer from our mayor about the HORRIBLE RAW SEWAGE STENCH in Honokowai and the CONSTRUCTION ON THE ROAD in Kaanapali and received a message back saying he will address it in future columns. Thanks oh mighty mayor!!!

  • Shrimp

    I agree with the mayor with the exception of his statement about possibly hunting an aggressive or vicious shark. You would not know whether or not you got “the right” shark until it’s stomach contents were examined, if even then. There are many sharks in our waters everyday and an ever increasing number of people, both from tourists and residents interest in ocean activities, often by those who are less familair with the risks of the ocean.
    Lets look at the significant increase in drownings in Kauai and even in the Hilton Hawaiian Village Lagoon. Folks utilizing the ocean and waters in the islands are not as aware as were folks of the past. I also don’t agree that the turtles are the primary reason for the “increased ” shark activity. From hundreds of years ago a pattern of somewhat increased shark activity in the late summer and early fall has been documented. This would seem to correlate to the birth of may other species of sharks at this time of year such as White Tip Reef Sharks, Hammerheads, BlackTip Reef Sharks and possibly even Tiger Sharks. The bites are still clustered around recognized riskier times: after storms, in choppy murky waters, and in the late summer/early fall.
    There are two ways I think our our money and our efforts are better spent. One, we need to educate the ever growing population of people who are venturing into the ocean to snorkel, swim, surf, paddleboard or kayak on the inherent risks, ways of reading the water, and the higher risk times for water related injuries of all kinds. Despite the tendency to encourage everyone to try everything environmentally challenging places are not for everyone. Two, we need to become better stewards of our selves, we need to recognize our limitations and not be tempted by the culture of “thrill” depicted in todays “survivor” television. Most folks are less prepared today for interacting in the natural world than at any time in our history based on the short intervals when folks take to the outdoors these days. Let’s take responsibility for our own actions and educate and physically prepare for our chosen endeavors. Let’s not blame mother nature for our naivite, poor judgement, or unpreparedness.

    • AntiToad

      You’re not from here nor do you spend time in the ocean, do you? Didn’t think so…………

      • Shrimp

        Been here 13 years, I know that makes me a newcomer. Lived next to the ocean in three different states my whole life and spend part of 5 out of 7 days a week in or on the ocean. How about you?

        • AntiToad

          All my life for half a century. I’ve been in the water hunting and taking fish and tako, and seen my share of “the man in the gray suit” over the years, though not at this frequency of sightings or attacks. Wasn’t like this before. The way I see it, stakes are greater now and things are stepping up, people getting chewed on, and it is time that something has got to change. I, too, agree with Mr. Mayor on hunting aggressive and repetitive ones, probably starting with the big boys.

          • Uncle

            Sounds more like half a decade!

          • AntiToad

            Aunty, you just another troll………………

      • Kanaka

        I live on Maui. Big Island before that. In the water all the time.

        Still think you sound like a dolt

        • AntiToad

          “Kanaka”, how so? Or are you just a troll?

          • Balco

            Troll confirmed.

        • you know it’s true

          What’s a dolt???

    • Balco


      • Shrimp


      • Shrimp

        Ah, got it. Sorry, its a complicated issue. Don’t kill sharks-not the problem. Don’t set nets-too much bycatch, not effective enough. Educate selves, make smart choices-will lessen, not end shark bites. It’s nature. Better?

    • yummy yum yum

      I do agree with your water safety and the knowledge of the waters and the different seasons for all the different creatures we have in our waters around the islands. But, the facts are since the protection of the turtles and sharks. The populations had enormously increased. And yes I’m not blaming mother nature. But, humans. It’s wonderful to saver all different species and not let them go into extinction. But where do people draw the line and say enough is enough. The facts are over population can cause a chain of problems also. And for the populations turtles and sharks its getting overwhelmingly high. And not only cause of the seasonal Times for the sharks. But it may also be the over population of sharks and the turtles. And if I’d is cause of over populations then make a open hunting season for food and not for games.

      • Shrimp

        Turtle population has returned to aproximately the pre=protection level, not over population. It is more than we were accustomerd to seeing during most of our lifetime but not more than the environment can and does support. The shark population is far from over populated. The population of sharks is far less than the inhabited Hawaiian island previously supported or than nearby similar islandnatiosnas noted by a previous poster.

        • yummy yum yum

          Maybe if you think about the statistics that you said to me. And think about the sharks attack back then hardly any. Why? Hmmm.

    • Nice Fishey

      BS – those attacked were not in the high risk zones which is: river/stream run offs, dawn or dusk, and murky water – the shark season for the bulk of attacks is Sept thru Novemeber – so please do your own fact checking before trying to be the resident expert. Yea you always need a bit of local knowledge over the ocean – but dont get to anal and make it out like the victim had it cumming because they should have been more prepared – what a bunch of BS!

      • Shrimp

        No one is being a resident expert here. We are discussing a topic that has many sides and lots of information which is sometimes contradictory as researchers tend to collect the data that supports their own theory. The attack at Ulua was in very murky water, witnesses there had decided not to enter the water until they had to help with the rescue because they could not see the bottom in just six feet of water. The surface waters where the unfortunate Paluea vicitm was bitten were also very murky that afternoon. I also previoulsy thought they were clear but learned that in the couple of hours that the wind had come up the clarity had dropped from 30 to 40 feet of visibility to less than 15 feet underwater and even less at the surface in the very choppy waters. This is info from folks who were in that vacinity on that day within an hour or two of the event. The winds were very gusty late that afternoon.
        Finally, my comments are not to “blame” any of the victims. They are victims of our current way of life as much as of the shark. Many people see interacting in the environment as idyllic and romantisized by the reality TV we are exposed to and the sale and ease of access to challenging environments that is prevalent, often with little or no education about the risks. Sometimes the education is there but we feel it won’t apply to us. I am simply advocated that we all become more informed before we venture into environments that are not familiar to us and we assess our skills, knowledge, fitness, abilities and willingness to enter into the inherent risks.
        We talk about the increased turtle population and the supposition that there is an increased shark population without puttin it into context. How about looking at the increased population of people entering and venturing farhter into the water. Anyone who has seen the waters around the islands for that last 50 to 60 years will tell you that there are tens of thousands more people out in and on the water with much less experience than they grew up seeing.

      • D Sc

        If BS means “blind statistics”, then I totally agree. I may not be a shark expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night…

        Most people never even see the shark hit — it’s like lightning. We’re these meaty, blubbery things in the water that attract some curiousity, then BAM. But it’s not a person’s fault — I’ve never heard of suicide by shark, but not much would surprise me these days. So, it’s a statistic, or odds. 0.0001% chance or 1 in 100000. What does that mean? Who knows — they just tally up the number at the end of the year. But, relatively speaking, one can conceivably increase/decrease their odds.

        There are definitely things one can do to lower their chances — swimming near harbors where fisherman clean their catch? bad idea. Swimming near turtle hatchery? slightly increased odds of encounter, wouldn’t you say? Staying out of the water –> close to zero unless you desperately need a loan.

        Learning more about shark habits and patterns gives us knowledge that can teach us to decrease these odds of attack. A 2 year study won’t prevent all shark attacks, but a community that supports learning about sharks will.

  • Maui_Mike

    I would agree for the most part, nets are silly and do little to help in Australia, and a general shark hunt is overkill, but I agree with a post here about going after the big boys on a limited basis, that might help level the playing field a bit.

  • hawaiiansupaman

    Killing something just for the sake of killing is not pono. A good recipe for fish and chips would help feed the hungry and reduce the shark population.

  • woskabatuglo

    they should make a law against sharks swimming in their natural enviorment, where is the gov’t when you need them

    • where’s the bait

      You should go swimming in makena with the turtles. ” where’s my fishing pole when I need um.

  • really

    sharks live in the ocean………any questions?

    • yeah ah haw

      Why?———– any answers?

  • Harold Blumfield

    Very weak position Mayor….. and now that Charlie is gone we don’t have to hear about self serving amakua…. Do you also agree that it is OK allow aggressive dogs to roam?

    • you know its true

      Very blunt, but, I like it, I like it….

    • Shrimp

      Ah, yes, comparing a domesticated animal that no longer occurs naturally in our environment to a wild animal that does occur naturally in the ocean environment speaks volumes.

      • AntiToad

        So I guess you haven’t yet seen any wild dogs roaming around here, have you? Not a one in your whole 13 years on island? Keep your eyes open; they’re around. And when you do see’um, if you see’um before they get to you, what’cha gonna do then?

        • Shrimp

          You missed the point. I realize you think this is an appropriate example but you are mixing apples and oranges.

          • AntiToad

            And you are writing in circles and passing off all your BS as if fact. Any fool can throw out theories and pull out any example from any puka to make ANY point. Once called on it, the fool can then twist and shape it to fit any senseless argument to further throw off those attempting to follow and refute the argument. Bottom line of this particular forum is the shark problem of biting and killing people. And so, what to do about it? If you see a problem, remove it, if not for your own sake, then for the sake of others. Otherwise, the problem is not going to go away by itself. You making excuses for and citing reasons for shark attacks is not going to change the facts that sharks are present, sharks have big teeth, and sharks will bite. Who cares WHY they bite? They just do.

    • D Sc

      No, aggressive dogs shouldn’t be allowed to roam. Wild dogs should be eradicated from Hawaii since they aren’t endemic.

  • Jose Luis Ramos

    I am totally agree with the way Mayor Arakawa thinks. I am glad to hear a politic with ecological common sense.

  • saltlife

    When there’s blood in the water, why would we think the solution is to make more??? This is an absurd option to even think of. We are playing in their house! You take the risk or you don’t. But you don’t go hurting something because it is acting on nature…that makes no sense. Maybe we should be focusing on WHY they are so abundant in the first place. Global warming, radiation in the water, etc. all things that were created by ‘man’ and are ultimately destroying everything around it. Causing things to act out of nature….We are the cause, yet you want to take a weak and inhumane ‘solution’ because it’s all you know….150 died last year from falling coconuts!!!! (as opposed to 50 people from shark attacks) MAYBE WE SHOULD CUT DOWN ALL THE TREES!!!!! oh wait….we’re almost there

    • coconut Hunter

      Its in the planning. And by the way what you’re talking about is accidental. The sharks bite is not accidental . ” Your coconut theory”. is logic at its lowest. The coconuts don’t stalk their victim to land on their head. And if they ever do. I would say yes kill those coconuts.

    • AntiToad

      Why waste time and money in trying to figure out “why” sharks are so abundant. Further, “why” they are attacking people. Even if the real reason (theories, never proven or confirmed) was determined, so what? Studies are not going to stop the problem. The bottom line is: people are getting bit, some killed, by sharks. So then, what needs to be done about it? That is the question. And, the only way that people are going to realize the urgency of doing something about it is when they find themselves or someone they love about to or do get attacked by a shark. Other than that, it’s “we are playing in their house” and other tired, lame-a$$ one-liners. Like a previous post brought up, if there is an aggressive dog roaming, what needs to be done? And then it attacks and maybe kills someone. What needs to be done? Quite obvious, isn’t it?

      • D Sc

        Look back at all the shark attack data — most attacks occur in late summer, early fall. Why is that? A study isn’t going to tell you which shark bite whom, but every bit of knowledge becomes power that can be used to make better decisions later on.

        Why do tourists not know to stay out of the water after a storm? Because no one gave them the knowledge that locals might call “common sense”.

        • AntiToad

          Points well taken, however, what is a two-year study going to tell us what we don’t already know? There is also a catch-22, as what would happen to the tourist industry once Hawaii becomes known for shark attacks? Warn the tourists (good) but simultaneously chase them away (bad). This is where proper and proactive measures to control the shark population to further lessen the chance of one getting attacked will work hand-in-hand with such knowledge given to both locals and tourists alike. And so, letting people know of the danger and at the same time what is being done about it would seem like a good thing to do.

      • joefromdakine

        well then i guess we better get rid of ALL sharks cuz ALL sharks have big teeth and bite. right? great solution. thats what you’re saying isn’t it? cmon get real. it should be obvious that’s NOT an option.

        • AntiToad

          Pssssssst. Hey, let me tell you a secret: don’t read too much into all of this because then you’ll start overreaching and lose your center of gravity. If you think you’ve got a good solution, spill it; don’t hold it in as if constipated. That’s an addition, you know………..

          • AntiToad


  • Wave Dave

    I am not Hawaiian or local – but am a waterman, and even had my ow Tiger shark encounter last fall. I really like what the major had to say – much respect to his expertise in this area – sounds like a smart plan to me.

  • Mohamed Bangtohell

    Perhaps we need TSA to do security checks on these sharks – stand them in long line than fondle their private parts of the entire shark family then put them in the felony position with arms over head and X-ray them – all in the name of terra.

  • Quint

    Y’all know me. Know how I earn a livin’. I’ll catch this bird for you, but it ain’t gonna be easy. This shark, swallow you whole. I’ll find him for three, but I’ll catch him, and kill him, for ten. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing.

    • AntiToad

      Oh ho, I love this! Problem is: it appears that there is not only one or two, but perhaps many. The way to do it is to perhaps set a bounty on those known to attack and a minimum size for others at probable though lesser known to attack.

  • johno

    Going after the “big boys” would make sense if Tigers hung out in the same area – but every time they study their movements (tagging and tracking) they find that Tigers roam in a very wide area – sometimes traveling 50 miles in a day. It will be interesting to see how this latest study turns out.

  • Shaggy

    The Mayer is an idiot. Just another overweight lazy uneducated island politian. How about getting some protection for the tourist who keep the island economy going and stop worrying about mythical shark gods? How about stopping the sugar company from poisoning the people? That’s right they pay that idiot his salary and run the island!
    Hope he gets bit by a shark-

    • aloha is strong

      Your comment sucks why don’t you try finding a resolution for this subject that you getting off from. Or
      Maybe you’re the idiot that I’m really glad that you’re not in office trying to run our island. And if you can’t figure out on how to solve the problem then ” shut up”.

    • No Can

      You’re the idiot who can’t spell the word “politician” or “mayor.” Arakawa knows shark hunting didn’t work back in the 70’s and it won’t work now, it’ll just mess up the ecology of the ocean. Then again you probably haven’t been here that long right? Figures. Don’t worry, sharks won’t bite you if you stay out of the water. And while you’re on land read a book and look up the meaning of “institutional knowledge” because you clearly lack some.

  • David Matsumoto

    Monku, monku, monku!!! Dame desu ne!!! Tourists think they can come here and run our island. If you’re not happy—leave!! The sharks own the ocean. We invade their territory. The shark no come in our house like we do to them so SHUT UP!! MAYOR ARAKAWA ROCKS!!

  • belle45

    I am a Hawaiian tourist. This will soon be my 4th, and sadly my last, visit to one of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, especially Maui. From what I have read the shark attacks have happened during the day, the dawn, the dusk and night. They have happened in both clear and murky water. So I am an educated tourist. No high contrast clothing, no bleeding. But I firmly believe overfishing creates pressure on the food chain and humans are below sharks on the food chain. If I cannot swim or snorkel in shallow waters without the fear of sharks, I will go to places where the tourist is more protected. I acknowledge with respect the native feeling about sharks being their guardians or ancestors. I understand that there is an ecosystem in the ocean. So, my priorities are to protect my family and myself. Hawaii can survive with fewer tourists. (Although, with due respect, it does sound like the Mayor wishes the sharks to do well and prosper vs. the hide of the tourist).

    • No Can

      I don’t know why people look at sharks differently than other animals. If a rattlesnake bites and kills a person who goes hiking there is no call to kill all snakes in the area. Canadian tourists tell me there are bear attacks all the time but they don’t go out and kill bears. I weep for the family of this German girl but there’s nothing that could have been done. Sometimes lightning strikes. Farewell Belle45, good luck finding that shark free beach you’re looking for, because it’s not out there.

      • joefromdakine


    • AntiToad

      See? That’s what I’m talking about. All you who make your living in the tourist industry, what is your opinion on all this?

  • Mark

    What? Nobody ever saw Jaws? Or the real life scenario on the tourist beaches in South Africa in the 60’s? The instigated not only nets, but harpoons, guns, slingshots, anything their sloping A-block Neaderthal brain could do. Its not one shark with a death wish, bad attitude or even poor eyesight. They are naturally going to venture where their prey is; as overfishing, polluting the reefs, and straight up committing genocide on them (over a million sharks caught and long-lined, killed and tossed for their fins. All because you cant maintain an erection, or have a magic pancreas, or whatever the latest rumor is.). They come closer during all times, cause its their ocean too; and occasionally make a mistake. Im curious about the mistakes at Maui Memorial; a WEEK later? I’ll fly over to Queen’s. You’re STILL more likely to get bitten by a PERSON in New York City than a shark in all the oceans. Care for a nibble?

  • surfer 88

    okay they need to hunt the sharks i lived in four islands I spent 7 years in Maui it wasent like this before its out of control we need to do somethings were having 1 shark attack a week i have 3 kids they love to surf and swim far out and all summer i had to limit its this whole week i didnt let them go in the water all week and my 12 year old doesnt want to go cus he saw a shark when gonna go swimming and ran back terrified now oahu is starting to get out of control

  • José Truda Palazzo Jr.

    On behalf of Divers for Sharks, a global coalition concerned with shark conservation AND the economic benefits that live sharks bring to coastal communities around the world, I wish to applaud Mayor Arakawa´s wise words. Too often politicians fall prey to the easy demagoguery of ordering ‘culls’ and nets harmful to marine life in order to fake a ‘response’ to shark incidents, in complete disregard of the evidence showing these measures are often useless and damaging to the marine environment. We need more politicians like him in office, everywhere.

    • AntiToad

      Oh really? At what spots do you go diving on the island? And do you see any sharks out there?

      • Brendan Maas

        AntiToad….I’ve read all the comments. You sound like an old, scared, sniveling dweeb! Here’s a solution, don’t leave your house, because you might get hit by a car, struck by lightning, bitten by a dog….etc. Geez…its their ocean as well, and shark populations have been decimated the last 50 years, not the other way around. Grow up Peter Pan…you’re pathetic.

        • AntiToad

          Thanks, and have fun in the water!!!

          • Brendan Maas

            Will do, I have for the last 35 years, thanks!

          • AntiToad

            Uh huh. Okay, lessee now. How long you been diving in Maui waters? What kind of game you dive for? Spear/gun type? Free or tank?

  • Surf

    Well, Mr. Mayor is definitely wrong. Simply because he did not say anything about human population. Of course… there are too many humans on the earth. One more, one less, not a big deal… People getting scared, and simply saying “do not urinate into the ocean, do not swim and do not fish” is a silly solution. If sharks population grows, they will be more and more aggressive. Give us more smart solution please.

Loading Facebook Comments