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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 10, 2017

Global Survey Leads to Plan for Coral Bleaching Recovery

Two summers of coral bleaching in waters around the NW and Main Hawaiian Islands have led to the development of Hawaiʻi’s 1st-ever Coral Bleaching Recovery Plan
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May 05, 2017

$122K Waihe‘e Ridge Trail Facelift Nears Completion

An almost completed $122,000 trail improvement program provides two viewing platforms, drainage features in particularly boggy areas, and better trail tread.
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May 01, 2017

Lobster and Kona Crab Season Closes Today

The closed season on spiny lobster, slipper lobster and Kona crab begins today and runs through the end of August. During that time it's illegal to take...
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April 26, 2017

Japan Tsunami Gift Fund Supported Removal and Detection

In 2013, Hawaiʻi received a portion of a $5 million diplomatic monetary gift offered to the US by the Government of Japan with the intent to help the affected US states address Japan tsunami marine debris or "JTMD”.
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April 24, 2017

Maui Swim for Science Event Attracts 50 Participants

An estimated 50 community members, resource managers, scientists and conservationists participated in a talk story and Swim for Science event on Earth Day.
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April 13, 2017

100,000 Pounds of Marine Debris Removed from Papahānaumokuākea

Approximately 100,000 pounds of marine debris was removed from sites within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
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March 20, 2017

Waiheʻe Ridge Trail Closed Through April 7 for Improvements

The popular 2.5 mile Waihe‘e ridge trail that climbs the windward slope of the west Maui mountains will is temporarily closed again for final stages of...
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March 15, 2017

Eagle Scout Leads Cleanup of Maui’s Halekiʻi-Pihana Heiau

A group of 40 people turned out to support Eagle Scout Mosese Aholelei of Troop 32 with the Piʻilani Ward of Kīhei, in the cleanup of the Halekiʻi-Pihana Heiau.
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March 03, 2017

Proposed Increase to Incidental Take of Bat and Nēnē at Kaheawa

The state is proposing to issue an amended Incidental Take License at Kaheawa Wind Power II above Mā‘alaea to increase the amount of deaths allowed for the Hawaiian hoary bat and the nēnē during facility operations.
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March 02, 2017

Strong Winds Grounds Vessel on South Maui Shore

The 35-foot motorboat went aground in Kīhei during strong winds and waves. The owner of the "Hanamana," William Domen, Jr., is attempting to remove his boat...
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March 01, 2017

Kīhei, Māla Talk Story Sessions on Marine Protected Areas

To help educate Maui’s ocean users about rules and conduct toward humpback whales, monk seals, sea turtles, and other marine protected species, state conservation officers will conduct talk story sessions at Kīhei and Māla boat ramps this weekend.
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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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