Maui News

‘Ahihi-Kina‘u Remains Closed Due to Continued Presence of Sharks

April 16, 2018, 2:22 PM HST
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

ʻĀhihi-Kinaʻu Natural Area Reserve. Image: DLNR.

The ‘Ahihi-Kina‘u Natural Area Reserve area on Maui’s south shore will remain closed until at least Monday, April 23, 2018 due to the continued presence of sharks in the popular snorkeling destination.

The area has been closed for two weeks, after numerous tiger sharks were spotted, apparently coming close to shore to follow pupping reef sharks.

The DLNR Divisions of Aquatic Resources, Forestry and Wildlife and Conservation and Resources Enforcement, collectively agreed to the closure to keep ocean users safe from inadvertent interactions with large and potentially dangerous sharks.

The DLNR would like to remind anyone driving to ‘Ahihi-Kina’u that if the parking lot is closed, coastline entrances into the water are also closed.

E-Mail Newsletters Receive daily or weekly updates via e-mail. Subscribe Now
News Alerts Breaking news alerts on your mobile device. Get the App


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments