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December 08, 2017

Early History of Island Ranching is 2018 Calendar Theme

By 1929, there were 41 primary cattle ranches in the islands, including seven on Maui and one each on Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i and Kaho‘olawe.
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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 28, 2017

Closed Season on ‘Ama‘Ama Starts Dec. 1

Spawning season is here for ‘ama‘ama (striped mullet), which puts the popular nearshore fish off-limits from December through March.
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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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October 27, 2017

DLNR Responds to Aquarium Fishing Permits Ruling

Judge Crabtree ruled that, based upon a state Supreme Court opinion, existing permits for fine mesh nets used for catch of aquarium fish are illegal and invalid
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October 27, 2017

House Finance Committee Visiting Maui

The House Finance Committee continues its site visit with a stop today to Haʻikū Elementary and the Maui Food Innovation Center at UH Maui College.
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October 18, 2017

TV Special to Document Lehua Island Restoration Project

A project aimed at eradicating the invasive rats from the island will be the subject of a 30-minute TV documentary showcasing the operation from beginning to end.
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October 13, 2017

‘Īao Valley to Close for Two Months, Oct. 16–Dec. 16

Officials with the Department of Land and Natural Resources anticipate the park to reopen by Dec. 16, 2017, or sooner if conditions permit.
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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 24, 2017

DLNR Announces 2018 Lāna‘i Deer Hunting Season

The DLNR will have application forms for the 2018 Lāna‘i axis deer hunting season available at all DOFAW offices statewide beginning Monday, Oct. 2, 2017.
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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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September 05, 2017

Investigation Underway Regarding Lehua Island Fish and Bird Deaths

The deployed crew says mortalities of fish and seabirds occur regularly, and there are many other plausible causes for the deaths.
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August 30, 2017

Second Rodenticide Application Dropped on Lehua Island

A second aerial application of rodenticide was conducted at Lehua Island today. The bait drops are being conducted in an effort to eradicate invasive rats.
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August 02, 2017

Community Input Sought on Proposed Pulehunui Light Industrial Business Park

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is seeking community input on a proposed light industrial and commercial business park at Pulehunui in central Maui
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