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July 16, 2016

Pokémon Go Hunters Wander Into Sensitive Heiau

Two people searching for augmented reality Pokémon Go figures wandered into a sensitive heiau on Kauaʻi where a cultural protocol was underway.
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June 25, 2016

Coast Guard Cracks Down on Boating Under the Influence

The goal for Operation Dry Water is to significantly reduce the number of alcohol related, accidents, injuries, and deaths among recreational boaters.
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June 16, 2016

Marine Resource Violators Face Education/Community Service Under New Law

The new law provides clear legal authority to judges, allowing them to more effectively tailor sentences when aquatics statutes are violated.
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June 13, 2016

DLNR: Barbless Circle Hooks Angling for Converts

An outreach project aims to convert fisher men and women from using barbed hooks to barbless hooks. This is for conservation and releasing unwanted catches.
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June 02, 2016

Radar Tracks Endangered Seabirds on Kauaʻi

The Kauaʻi Endangered Seabird Recovery Project uses radar at the start of egg laying for both ʻAʻo (Newell’s Shearwaters) and Uaʻu (Hawaiian Petrels) on Kauaʻi.
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June 01, 2016

Garbage Patch: Marine Debris Most Prevalent on Niʻihau

7,871 pieces of marine debris were found in an aerial survey of Niʻihau. That's more than any other main Hawaiian Island. On Maui, there were 1,749 pieces.
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May 26, 2016

Kiawe Removed at ʻĀhihi-Kīna‘u on Maui

First brought to the islands by sailors in 1828, kiawe competes for space with a one-two punch. The trees are being removed from the south shore at Ahihi Kinau
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May 24, 2016

Rocks Placed on Mauna Kea Road, Person of Interest Sought

Officers with the Department of Land and Natural Resources are seeking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in an obstruction incident in which rocks were found placed on the Mauna Kea Access Road. Authorities say the incident occurred in the late afternoon on Monday, May 16, 2016, at the 5.5 mile marker... Read more »
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May 09, 2016

Unidentified Object Washes Ashore at Spreckelsville

Authorities say the item appeared to be some type of Naval sonar equipment, but the DLNR Maui Boating District Manager is looking into the case to assess what it is and how to get it removed.
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March 18, 2016

Weekend Talk Story Event at Kahului Boat Ramp

Enforcement officers with the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Community Fisheries Enforcement Unit will be at the Kahului Boat Ramp on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 8 a.m. to noon to help educate fishers about Hawaiʻi’s fishing laws.
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April 20, 2015

New Oʻahu Aquarium Fishing Rules Now in Effect

DLNR's Miyasaka said the new rules were requested by a group of commercial aquarium collectors from Oʻahu who recognized the need for better management of the fishery.
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May 10, 2013

Swim Zones to be Enforced at Ka’a Point Over Safety Concerns

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources today told Maui Now that it would enforce swimming zones at Ka'a Point, following public concerns that kite surfers were endangering beachgoers.
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May 10, 2013

Increased Protection Sought for Molokaʻi’s Pāpōhaku Dunes

Officials with the state DLNR say a preservation plan for the area, "suggests that the current subzone designation is insufficient to provide for the effective preservation of the dune system and its culturally significant shrines, burial sites, fragile ecosystem and unique geomorphology."
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March 26, 2013

Specialized Patrol Unit to Protect Nearshore Fisheries

The unit is part of a pilot program that is set to launch in Maui waters this spring, covering a 13 mile stretch of coastline from Hulu Island below Waihe’e to Baldwin Beach Park in Paia.
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February 06, 2013

Reporting Could Have Prevented Monk Seal Death

A necropsy of the animal revealed that he suffered fractured ribs earlier in life, but ingestion of a fishing hook more recently is believed to be the cause of death.
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