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March 08, 2013

False Killer Whale Hooking Threatens Tuna Fishery Closure

A second such hooking of a false killer whale in Hawaiian waters this calendar year would trigger the closure of the fishery to tuna longline fishing for an area encompassing more than 112,000 square nautical miles south of the main Hawaiian islands.
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November 27, 2012

Closed Season Starts on ‘Ama ‘Ama Striped Mullet

The ‘ama‘ama are entering their peak spawning season and the winter closure is designed to protect the species from overfishing.
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August 16, 2010

Roi Roundup rids Maui waters of 271 invasive fish

A total of 271 invasive fish were caught over the weekend in the annual Roi Roundup diving tournament on Maui.  That translates to nearly 39,600 native fish potentially saved, since each roi or peacock grouper can consume an average of 146 fish per year. Seventy-four divers on 37 teams competed in the tournament, in which... Read more »
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January 14, 2009

NOAA GIVES NAVY MARINE MAMMAL PROTECTION MEASURES FOR SONAR TRAINING OFF HAWAII

The U.S. Navy received federal authorization this month to continue sonar training exercises in Hawaiian waters.  The Fisheries Service with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration does not expect the exercises to result in serious injury or death to marine mammals, but is requiring mitigation measures to protect the whales and other marine life, and... Read more »
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