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December 08, 2017

Grounded Pacific Paradise Removed from Reef, Sunk Offshore

The 79-foot Pacific Paradise vessel was successfully removed from the reef off Kaimana Beach on Oʻahu on Thursday, nearly two months after if became grounded.
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November 27, 2017

Beach User Hui Sues DLNR over Kā‘anapali Tour Boat Operators

A lawsuit has been filed against the state Department of Land and Natural Resources over the current permitting system for tour boat operators off of Kāʻanapali Beach.
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September 25, 2017

Kula and Kahikinui Forest Reserves to Close for Two Weeks

Kula Forest Reserve, Waipoli Access Road, Kahikinui Forest Reserve - Papa‘anui Tract, and Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area will be closed for two weeks
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September 23, 2017

Statewide Public Meetings for Commercial Marine License Fee Increase

The proposed rule amendment would increase the annual commercial marine license fees from $50/year to $100/year initially, then to $150/year on Jan. 1, 2018.
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September 08, 2017

DLNR Halts Aquarium Fish Permits After Hawai‘i High Court Ruling

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says it has discontinued the issuance and renewal of aquarium fish permits pending further guidance.
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July 24, 2017

Maui Waterman Plans to Appeal Fishing Case to Environmental Court

Waterman Malama Chun filed a petition challenging the practice of issuing licenses to foreign fisherman who have been refused permission to land in Hawai'i
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June 21, 2017

Technology Used in Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death Battle

With 75,000 acres of Hawai‘i island ʻōhiʻa forest now showing symptoms of Rapid ‘Ōhiʻa Death, crews are using an array of high technology to detect its spread.
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June 11, 2017

$15K Fine Imposed for Lava Tour Boat Violations

A $15,000 fine was assessed against Shane Turpin (dba Kohala Tours) for violations by the lava tour boat operator involving activity without a required permit
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May 25, 2017

Closed Season on Moi Begins June 1

The closed season helps sustain moi populations by protecting them during their critical summer spawning period.
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May 15, 2017

Latest Survey: Rapid Spread of ‘Ōhia Death on Hawai‘i Island

A new survey shows more than 48,000 acres identified in the July 2016, giving Hawai‘i island a potential Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death infestation of some 75,000 acres.
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March 04, 2017

Go Hunt, Hawaiʻi, New Resource for Hunters

On March 1, 2017, the Hunter Education Program launched a new website designed to improve the overall registration and certification experience for Hunters.
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February 27, 2017

Rescued Pueo Put to Sleep to Prevent Suffering

Biologists from the Division of Forestry and Wildlife decided to euthanize a Hawaiian short-eared owl that was rescued a month earlier from the Oʻahu.
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February 22, 2017

Injured Pueo Heads to Big Island for Rehab

Hawaiian Airlines cargo handlers—like anyone else who spotted it—might have thought a dog or a cat was in a carrier that arrived at Honolulu International Airport for shipping this morning. Inside this particular crate, however, was a pueo—a Hawaiian short-eared owl that made headlines across the state recently after a 7-year-old O‘ahu girl, her father and... Read more »
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January 26, 2017

Trio of Citizens Recognized for Rescuing Injured Pueo

Radiographs revealed fractured bones in the elbow. Authorities hope that the pueo will survive and regain full capability to survive back in the wild...
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December 21, 2016

Waiheʻe Ridge Trail Closure to Start in January

The 2.5 mile Waihe‘e ridge trail that climbs the windward slope of the west Maui mountains will be closed for approximately two months, starting in January.
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