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A kite surfer appears to be heading for the break in the rockwall at Ka'a Point, as children play nearby. Photo courtesy of Philip Botek.
Swim Zones to be Enforced at Ka’a Point Over Safety Concerns
May 10th, 2013 · 529 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

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.


File photo by Wendy Osher.
Increased Protection Sought for Molokaʻi’s Pāpōhaku Dunes
May 10th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

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.”


Courtesy image © Conservation International/photo by Gavin Tanouye.
Specialized Patrol Unit to Protect Nearshore Fisheries
March 26th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

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.


Hooks from another seal, RT12, after removal.  Photo courtesy DLNR.
Reporting Could Have Prevented Monk Seal Death
February 6th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

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.


Commercial Bottom-Fishing Trip Report Late Fines Begin
Commercial Bottom-Fishing Trip Report Late Fines Begin
August 9th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business
 

Starting September 1, the Dept. of Land & Natural Resources will require all commercial bottom-fish fishermen to submit their trip reports within five days of trip end date or risk $15 fine.


State of Hawaii will continue to permit beach weddings. File photo.
Federal Court Rules State Can Regulate Beach Weddings
June 6th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday upheld the State of Hawaii’s right to regulate commercial weddings on public beaches.


Fishermen Have Rest of May to Catch Moi
Fishermen Have Rest of May to Catch Moi
May 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reminds the public that the moi fishing season is closed beginning Friday, June 1.


The closed season in Hawaii for Ula (Spiny lobster), Ula papapa (Slipper lobster), and Kona crab is May through August.  Image courtesy Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources.
Lobster and Kona Crab Season Closes May 1
April 9th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business
 

The Department of Land and Natural Resources reminds the public that the season for taking spiny and slipper lobsters and Kona crabs will close on Tuesday, May 1.


Game Bird Hunting Season Opens
Game Bird Hunting Season Opens
October 18th, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui Sports
 

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources announced yesterday that the 2011-2012 game bird hunting season will open Saturday, November 5.


New Bottomfishing Rules Explained at State Workshop
New Bottomfishing Rules Explained at State Workshop
August 9th, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui Business
 

In preparation for the Sept 1 opening of the main Hawaiian Islands bottomfish fishery, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) are hosting three free public workshops on the new regulations.


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