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October 19, 2016

Lawmakers Discuss Conditions of Foreign Labor at Honolulu Harbor

The meeting comes in light of recent reports by the Associated Press of alleged unacceptable living and working conditions for foreign labor workers on commercial fishing vessels docked at Honolulu Harbor.
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October 04, 2016

Restoration Project Underway Following Historic ʻĪao Valley Flood

When a slow moving thunderstorm dropped an enormous amount of rain on Maui Sept. 13-14, the Wailuku River and several of its tributaries escaped their banks and not only significantly widened the river bed, but caused hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage in ʻĪao Valley State Monument.
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September 01, 2016

DLNR Keeps Areas Closed in Anticipation of Hurricane Lester

Due to the uncertainty over the track of approaching Hurricane Lester, all Hawai‘i island, Maui, and O‘ahu State Park camping and lodging areas will be closed to overnight use beginning Friday, Sept. 2 and will remain closed -- at minimum through Monday, Sept. 5
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August 25, 2016

Ban on Spinner Dolphin Approach Proposed

Commercial swim-with-dolphin programs would lose their main draw if a ban is passed that seeks to prohibit approaching Hawaiian spinner dolphins within 50 yards
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August 24, 2016

16 Tons of Rubbish Removed From Remote Molokaʻi Coastline

Volunteers and state agencies worked to remove 30 dump truck loads of rubbish from 22 miles of remote coastline on Molokaʻi during a cleanup effort this summer.
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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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